Gurdwaras in Barcelona lend helping hand to terror attack victims

Barcelona, August 18: Gurdwaras in Barcelona are providing all help to the victims of “terror attack in Spain.

A van driver yesterday ploughed into crowds of pedestrians on Barcelona’s most popular street in broad daylight, in which 13 people were killed and over 100 injured.

Harjinder S Kukreja, a Sikh man from Punjab, took to Twitter to inform people that Gurdwaras in Barcelona were offering help to those who are in need.“If anyone needs shelter, food, Sikh houses of worship in the Spanish city are open for all,” Kukreja tweeted.

In his tweet, Kukreja has posted information of two Gurdwaras in Barcelona; Gurdwara Nanaksar Sahib located at 08903, Carrer Rafael Campalans, 23, 08903 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat and can be contacted at +34 666 11 25 45, while Sikh Gurudwara Gurdarshan Sahib Ji located at Carrer de l’Hospitaland can be reached at +34 934 43 88 82.

Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed that there is no report of any Indian casualty in the attack. Indians, who are in an emergency, can contact the Indian embassy in Spain at +34-608769335.”I am in constant touch with Indian Embassy in Spain. As of now, there is no report of an Indian casualty,” Swaraj tweeted.

Police in Barcelona have asked people around that region to stay indoors.They have urged those concerned about friends and family to use social media, rather than cellphone calls to avoid overloading phone networks. —ANI