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29 Indians rescued from Libya, arrive at Kochi airport

Several rescued people were evacuated from Zawiya Hospital in Libya

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Publish Date: May 12 2016 12:59PM | Updated Date: May 12 2016 12:59PM

29 Indians rescued from Libya, arrive at Kochi airport

Twenty nine Indians rescued from war-torn Libya. People rescued from Sabratha city and landed on Kochi international airport on Thursday. After the death of a Kerala nurse and her son in shelling in Libya in March, other relatives of Keralites and other states had been demanding their quick evacuation.


While confirming the nurse's death on March 26, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had renewed her call to Indians abroad to move out of conflict zones.


The rescued people came from the flight which they aboard the plane from the Libyan city of Tripoli to Istanbul, from where they came to Dubai and then to Kochi quoted Non-Resident Keralite Affairs CEO R S Kannan.


Anxious relatives hugged their loved ones and many were in tears after seeing them hail and hearty. The rescued nationals arrived at Nedumbassery airport. Three Tamil Nadu residents, who were among the 29 persons rescued reached their state directly from Dubai, Kannan said.