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

First Published: Apr 04, 2015 23:12 IST