An injured passenger is brought for treatment to the Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode. AP
Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Pavan Kapoor grieves over Kozhikode plane crash that claimed the lives of at least 16 people.
Ambassador Kapoor said on Twitter, “Distressed to learn of this accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers and their families.”
The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi said, “India Consulate will be open tomorrow Saturday August 8 at 8am to assist all who want any assistance to travel to Kerala or any information related to air crash incident. We are with all the families of injured and deceased and will do our best to assist them @MEAIndia
The embassy also shared helpline number, “Air India Express Flight No IX 1344 from Dubai to Calicut skidded off the runway.
We pray for well being of passengers and crew and will keep you updated as and when we receive further updates.”
CGI Dubai's Helpline numbers - 056 546 3903, 0543090571, 0543090572, 0543090575
Air India Express helpline number - 00971 6 5970303 (Sharjah)
Air India Control Room (Kozhikode) - 0091 483 2710189
Helpline (Kozhikode) - 0091 495 2376901.
Malappuram Collectorate : 0091 483 2736320
Kozhikode Collectorate : 0091 495 2376901
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the flights are: UAE -10 flights, Qatar - 2, Saudi Arabia - 5, UK- 7, Singapore - 5, US -7, Philippines - 5, Bangladesh - 7, Bahrain - 2, Malaysia -7, Kuwait -5, and Oman- 2.
Kerala has made some 13,000 quarantine beds, 8,000 of them in the port city of Kochi, as Air India starts its biggest evacuation since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait.
The plane was coming in from Dubai and it overshot the runway as it landed. "Several passengers are injured," an Air India spokesman said.
UN Women, PIA have signed a MoU to strengthen the collaboration, promoting the drive of safe mobility for women and pledging to prevent the harassment of women at public places.
Sheikh Hamdan has directed the authorities to grant Dubai government employees 6 days paid leave to enable them and their families to visit Expo 2020 Dubai.
A video of the incident, widely shared on the social media, shows Macron walking through the crowd when an egg bounced off him without breaking while a protester shouted long live the revolution.
'A meeting of the minds, and communication through culture… This is how we create the future, right here from Expo 2020 Dubai. I am so proud of our teams for all their efforts to make this a reality,' says Hamdan