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AI flight with 330 Indians from Yemen lands in Kochi

AI flight with 330 Indians from Yemen lands in Kochi

Kochi: A group of 330 Indian nationals evacuated from strife-torn Yemen reached here by a special Air India flight Friday night.

"The flight has landed with 330 passengers on board," Minister for Diaspora K C Joseph told PTI.

The flight landed at around 12.30 a.m. The minister along with several state government officials was at the airport to welcome the evacuees.

The Indian nationals, including nurses and workers, among others, reached home by the special AI flight, bringing an end to their more than a week-long ordeal.

They were part of over 650 Indian nationals who were brought to Djibouti from Sanaa early in the day today.

Kerala Government's Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (Norka) cell is giving Rs 2,000 each to the those who returned from Yemen at the airport besides providing them free transportation facilities to reach home.

This is the second 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.

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