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Mortal remains of Kuwait fire tragedy victims repatriated

Mortal remains of Kuwait fire tragedy victims repatriated

Kasaragod, June 15, 2024: The mortal remains of K Ranjith (34) from Cherkala Kundadka, Kasargod, and Kunhi Keluv (55) from Ilambachi, Trikaripur, who tragically lost their lives in a fire incident in Kuwait, were repatriated to their hometowns on Friday night. The bodies were transported by ambulance from Kochi.



Ranjith’s remains reached his home in Cherkala Kundadka around 9 PM, where District Commissioner K Impashekar, MLAs N A Nellikkunnu and C H Kunhambu, Chengala gram panchayat president Khader Badariya, along with various political leaders, officials, and representatives, paid their final respects.

Similarly, Kunhi Keluv’s body arrived at his home in Trikaripur around 8:15 PM. MLA M Rajagopalan, Sub Collector Sufiyan Ahmad, Hosdurg Tahsildar M Maya, and other leaders and officials joined in paying their last respects, with a large gathering present during the final viewing. The sorrow of the family resonated throughout the area as the final rites were conducted.

District Commissioner K Impashekar also visited Kunhi Keluv’s family in Ilambachi to offer condolences, speaking with Keluv’s wife Mani and children Rishikesh and Dev Kiran. Additionally, he visited the home of Nalinaksha from Trikaripur, who survived the fire by jumping from the building but sustained injuries, to gather information.

The bodies arrived at Nedumbassery Airport in Kochi at 10:30 AM on Friday via a special flight carrying a total of 46 bodies, including 24 from Kerala. Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan and other officials accompanied the flight. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Opposition Leader V D Satheesan, state ministers, and MPs paid their respects at the airport. The bodies of the 24 Keralites and 7 from Tamil Nadu were transported by special ambulance, while the body of one person from Karnataka and others from different states were flown to Delhi.

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