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29 Indians to be evacuated from Libya, will reach Kerala on May 12

india Updated: May 10, 2016 19:44 IST
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A general view of buildings ravaged by fighting in Sirte, Libya. Twenty-nine people belonging to six families from Kerala and three from Tamil Nadu will reach Kerala on May 12.(AP)

Twenty-nine people belonging to six families from Kerala and three from Tamil Nadu will reach Kerala on May 12 after evacuation from Libya, a senior official said on Tuesday.

“These families include infants. They will travel from Tripoli to Istanbul and will land in Kochi via Dubai at 8.30am on Thursday,” an official from Kerala chief minister’s office told IANS.

Several of those evacuated were working in Zawiya Hospital in Libya’s Sabratha city.

After the death of a Kerala nurse and her son in shelling at their house in Sabratha in March, relatives of those working in Libya had been demanding evacuation.

The Kerala government has appreciated support from external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj’s office for the evacuation.

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