Plane carrying Indian nurses lands in Kochi

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Kochi, July 5: A special Air India flight with 183 people on board, including the 46 nurses freed by insurgents in Iraq, arrived here on Saturday noon, officials said.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy reached the airport to receive the nurses, where a special immigration desk has been set up.

The plane had earlier landed in Mumbai for refuelling and for taking aboard food for the passengers.

Indian nurses who were trapped in territory captured

Indian nurses who were trapped in territory captured by Islamic militants wait for the plane to begin their journey home at Irbil International Airport, Iraq, on Friday, July 4, 2014. More than 40 Indian nurses who were trapped in territory captured by Islamic militants crossed into Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region Friday and will be under the protection of local security forces until flying home later in the day, authorities said.

 

 

In Kochi

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy reached the airport to receive the nurses, where a special immigration desk has been set up.

 

 

In Kochi

The plane had earlier landed in Mumbai for refuelling and for taking aboard food for the passengers.

 

 

Indian nurses who were trapped in territory captured

Indian nurses who were trapped in territory captured by Islamic militants wait for the plane to begin their journey home at Irbil International Airport, Iraq, on Friday, July 4, 2014. More than 40 Indian nurses who were trapped in territory captured by Islamic militants crossed into Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region Friday and will be under the protection of local security forces until flying home later in the day, authorities said.

IANS

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