Infosys employee missing after Brussels attack, Swaraj steps in
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said the government was trying to find an Indian reported missing in Brussels after Tuesday’s attacks that killed at least 32 people.india Updated: Mar 24, 2016 02:10 IST
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said the government was trying to find an Indian reported missing in Brussels after Tuesday’s attacks that killed at least 32 people.
Raghavendran Ganesh of Bengaluru is an Infosys employee, the external affairs ministry said.
“We are doing our best to locate Raghavendran Ganesh,” Swaraj tweeted after a user posted about the missing man.
Swaraj said Ganesh had spoken to his mother an hour before the blasts. She posted a picture of Ganesh so that Indians in Brussels could help in the search.
“I have spoken to Raghavendran’s mother Mrs Annapoorni,” Swaraj tweeted.
“I assured her that we will spare no effort to locate her son in Brussels.”
Indians in Brussels - This is the picture of Raghavendran Ganesh. pic.twitter.com/9M1qlKkVVH /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 23, 2016
More than 200 people were also wounded in the coordinated assault in the Belgian capital, home to the headquarters of both NATO and the European Union.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on the airport and a rush-hour metro train.
Two Jet Airways staffers were injured in the twin blasts that rocked Zaventem airport, and Swaraj said they were recovering.
“I have just spoken to Manjeev Puri, our ambassador in Brussels. He has informed me that Nidhi and Amit (from Mumbai) are both recovering well,” she said.
Swaraj said the government was coordinating with Jet Airways to evacuate Indian citizens.
“The airport is still not open. This may take some time,” she said.
Jet Airways said it has made arrangements for the family members of injured crew to travel to Brussels.
The airline, which has cancelled its flight services to Brussels till Thursday, said teams are closely working with local authorities for resuming operations.