After losing their breadwinners, family of TN men killed in Yemen want bodies flown back
Chennai, Dec 24: The Ministry of External Affairs is working closely with the authorities in the war torn Yemen after two persons from Tamil Nadu were killed during shelling.
The incident took place on Saturday in which Mohammad Gibi, a washerman, and Anthony, a farm hand, were killed.
Gilbi hails from Erwadi in Ramanathapuram district while Anthony was from Yekaal village of Kallakurichi in Villupuram district.
Both families are in a state of shock as they have lost their breadwinners. Each one of them was sending home Rs 18,000 since the past three years and this was their source of livelihood.
However, the problem is that it is extremely difficult to transport their bodies back to their native place.
With a war-like situation in Yemen, even the employers of the two deceased persons have expressed helplessness in transporting their bodies back to India.
Officials in the Ministry for External Affairs say that they are seized off the matter. It is a difficult situation, but we are working on it.
All arrangements will be made to get their bodies back home, the official informed.
The story of both the deceased persons is extremely heart rendering. Gibi toiled as a washerman and would send home Rs 18,000 which would fund the family.
In the case of Antony, who was a farm help, the money earned was extremely important. He was in debt after getting his daughters married. Apart from sending money back home, he would also clear the loan that he had taken.
The family members are in touch with the government and also the employers of the deceased. They request the government to help get the bodies of the deceased persons back to India.