The remains of four Indonesians who died in a tugboat fire in Qatar on Sunday are expected to arrive home soon, according to Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry.
“The Indonesian Embassy in Doha has immediately handled the issue and has sent some staffers to the location of the incident, which is roughly 80 kilometers away from Doha,” ministry spokesman Michael Tene told a press briefing in Jakarta on Friday.
“We are now facilitating the returning home of the remains of the four.”
The four died in a fire on a tugboat some 30 to 35 kilometers off Qatar’s northern coast late on Sunday afternoon.
They were identified as Jackrizal, reportedly the driver of the boat, Bambang, Ismail and Taufik Ujiyanto. They had been working for Qatar oil and gas transport firm Nakilat Svitzerwijsmuller Qatar.
The explosion took place about 25 nautical miles from Qatar Petroleum (QP)-administrated Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar’s main site for production of liquefied natural gas and gas-to-liquid, according to dohanews.co.
A total of seven people died and four others were injured in the incident.
QP said the cause of the fire is under investigation, while local media attributed it to the explosion of a fuel tank during routine maintenance work.