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Two Indians Killed in Plane Crash Were From Kerala: Chennithala

Two Indians who were killed in a plane crash in Russia early today belong to Kerala, state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said.

Published: 19th March 2016 09:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2016 09:33 PM   |  A+A-

Russia Plane Crash-AP

In this photo provided by vk.com/rostovnadonu, Russian emergency fire trucks are seen among the wreckage of a crashed plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia Saturday, March 19, 2016. A Dubai airliner c

By PTI

KOCHI: Two Indians who were killed in a plane crash in Russia early today belong to Kerala, state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said.

"According to information we received here, the two belonged to Vengola village in Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district. Further details are awaited," Chennithala told PTI.

Meanwhile, police sources said Shyam Mohan and his wife Anju left for Russia yesterday after spending two-month long vacation with their relatives in Vengola. They were professionals working in an Ayurvedic resort in Russia, they said.

Earlier, External Affairs Ministry had said two Indians are among 62 people killed after a Dubai airliner crashed and caught fire early today while landing in strong winds in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.

The names of the Indians in the list put out by Russian authorities are: Anju Kathirvel Aiyappan and Mohan Shyam, the Ministry said.

Flydubai Boeing 737 was making its second attempt to land in bad weather when it missed the runway, erupting in a huge fireball as it crashed and leaving debris scattered across a wide area.

There were 55 passengers and seven crew members on board at the time of the crash.

Russian investigators confirmed that all 62 people on board were killed.

Other passengers killed the accident include 44 Russians, 8 Ukrainian and one from Uzbekistan.



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