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AI flight carrying 130 Indians from war-torn Yemen lands in Kochi

An Air India flight carrying 130 Indian nationals, who were stranded in war-ravaged Yemen, arrived here on Saturday night.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2015 23:23 IST
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An Air India flight carrying 130 Indian nationals, who were stranded in war-ravaged Yemen, arrived here on Saturday night.

They were part of evacuees taken to Djibouti from Sanaa, Yemen, earlier in the day on Saturday, Kerala Minister for Diaspora K C Joseph told PTI. The evacuees, mostly from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, were welcomed at the airport by Joseph and state government officials.

On Friday, a group of 330 Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen had reached here by a special AI flight. This is the third landing of a plane carrying Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen at Kochi.

In the early hours on Thursday, an IAF plane carrying 168 Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen had landed at Kochi.