Bodies of 22 sabarimala victims airlifted

Bodies of 22 sabarimala pilgrims, who were among the 102 killed in the ghastly stampede at Pulmedu of friday, were on Sunday airlifted to different destinations from the Kochi airport.

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2011, 23:56 PM IST

Kochi: Bodies of 22 sabarimala pilgrims, who
were among the 102 killed in the ghastly stampede at Pulmedu
of friday, were on Sunday airlifted to different destinations from
the Kochi airport.

The first flight carrying the mortal remains of the victims
was airlifted at 8.15 am when three bodies were taken to
mumbai, airprot sources said.

Another flight left for mumbai fifteen minutes later with
four other bodies.

Bodies were also airlfited to bangalroe and hyderabad.
The bodies, which were embalmed at District Hospital at
Ernakulam, were brought to Kochi Airport last night. The
District Administration led by Collector M Beena, Police led
by SP T Vikram, CIAL led by Airport Director ACK Nair, and
officials of various airlines coordianted in dispatching the
bodies quickly.

PTI