NEW DELHI- Two Indians were among the 39 people killed in the terror attack at a nightclub in Istanbul early on Jan 1, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said. “I have a bad news from Turkey. We have lost two Indian nationals in the Istanbul attack. Indian Ambassador is on way to Istanbul,” Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet. The victims are Abis Rizvi son of former Rajya Sabha MP and Khushi Shah from Gujarat.
The Minister spoke with the bereaved families to express her condolences and oversaw the visa arrangements for their travel to Istanbul. At least 39 persons were killed and 69 injured as a sole gunman opened fire at people celebrating the New Year at a famous nightclub in Istanbul early on Sunday, authorities said, adding a manhunt has been launched for the gunman.