29 Keralites, Tamils evacuated from Libya to land in Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram, May 10 (IANS) 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 includes infants. They will travel from Tripoli to Istanbul and will land in Kochi via Dubai at 8.30 a.m. on Thursday,” the official posted in the 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 Keralites working in Libya had been demanding their quick evacuation.

Meanwhile, the Kerala government appreciated the support from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s office for the evacuation.

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