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A couple from Kerala among dead in Russia plane crash


New Delhi: A couple from near Perumbavoor in Keralawas among the 62 people killed on Saturday in a plane crash in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don city, officials said.

The FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 from Dubai missed the runway as it attempted to land at 3.50 a.m.

The couple Shyam Mohan and his wife K.A. Anju, both aged 27 — worked in an ayurvedic resort in Russia and had left from here on Thursday.

C.V. Issac, a resident of Vengoal in Perumbavoor, who reached the home of the Mohans said  it was around 2 PM that they got the tragic news of the air crash.

“Both of them are trained Ayurveda nurses and their marriage took place here on November 2, 2014. It was their first visit (to Kerala) after they both went to Russia. They were here for a month and they left for Dubai from here on Thursday afternoon,” said Issac.

Anju has been working in Russia since 2011 and it was after their marriage in 2014 that Mohan also joined her.

Local legislator Saju Paul said that Mohan’s residence was in his constituency and he was reaching there soon.

“His father is a carpenter and Mohan was the mainstay of his family, so was Anju, whose father passed away,” the legislator said.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that he spoke to Mohan’s father and has assured all help to see how best the state government can help the grieving families.

“I will speak to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj seeking her help to see what can be done,” added Chandy. (IANS)(Image Courtesy:

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  • Shriya Katoch

    Disastrous incident . Makes you really think of how we all are really hanging by a thread.

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Dubai Police: Famous Bollywood Actress Sridevi Died from Drowning

Indian actress Sridevi died at the age of 54 in Dubai. VOA

Dubai police said Monday that drowning was the cause of death for famed Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor, correcting earlier reports that she had died of a heart attack.

“Following the completion of post-mortem analysis, #DubaiPolice today stated that the death of Indian actress #Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness,” Dubai police tweeted.

The case of her death has now been transferred to public prosecutors, Dubai police added.

ALSO READ: India Stunned By The Death Of Veteran Actress Sridevi

Sridevi, 54, died Saturday night in Dubai while attending her nephew’s wedding. Best known for her roles in Indian Hindi romantic drama films, including Chandni, Lamhe, Mr. India, and Nagina, Sridevi began her acting career at a young age and starred in over 300 films.

Her body was flown back to Mumbai Monday, where hundreds of fans had gathered around her home.

Others in the Bollywood film industry expressed their shock and sadness following the news of her death.

“I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP,” actress Priyanka Chopra wrote on Twitter.

“Ma’am, we will always remember you with love and respect,” actor Aamir Khan tweeted. (VOA)

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