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After Kochi, IAF plane carrying bodies of Kuwait fire victims lands in Delhi

While 31 bodies were received at Kochi airport, the remaining 14 bodies were sent to Delhi in the same aircraft

After Kochi, IAF plane carrying bodies of Kuwait fire victims lands in Delhi

Bodies of the Kuwait fire tragedy victims are brought at the Palam Technical Airport, in New Delhi, on June 14, 2024. PTI



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New Delhi, June 14

An IAF aircraft carrying the bodies of 14 of the 45 Indians who died in a devastating fire at a building in Kuwait landed in Delhi from Kerala’s Kochi on Friday evening, a senior official said.

A C-130J aircraft carrying the 45 bodies landed at the Kochi international airport around 10.30 am. Thirty-one bodies were received at the airport by Central and state ministers, including Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

The remaining 14 bodies were sent to Delhi in the same aircraft as a domestic flight from Kochi, airport authorities in Kerala said.

After the plane arrived in the national capital, newly elected MPs Yogender Chandolia and Kamaljeet Sehrawat stood on the tarmac with folded hands as the caskets were lowered from the aircraft.

The special IAF aircraft had taken off for Kochi from Kuwait on Friday morning.

At least 49 foreign workers were killed and 50 others injured in the fire on Wednesday at the seven-storey building in Kuwait’s Mangaf.

#Indian Air Force #Kerala


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