The two Indians who were injured in the terror attacks in Belgium’s capital Brussels on Tuesday, March 22 are recovering well, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday, March 23.
“I have just spoken to Manjeev Puri, our ambassador in Brussels,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted. sushma-swaraj “He has informed me that Nidhi and Amit are both recovering well,” she said. Members of Jet Airways staff, both of them were injured in the bomb blasts that rocked Brussels’ Zaventem airport on Tuesday morning. Sushma Swaraj also said that the government was doing its best to locate another Indian, Raghavendran Ganesh.
She said the airport was not yet open and would take some time to open. “We are coordinating with @jetairways on alternate plans to evacuate our citizens,” she said in another tweet. Meanwhile, Jet Airways on Wednesday said that it has made arrangements for the family members of its injured crew to travel to Brussels. “We have made arrangements for family members of the injured crew to travel to Brussels,” the airline said in a statement. According to the airline, the injured crew are safe in hospital.
“Our staff in Brussels is co-ordinating with the local authorities and hospitals to ensure that all the required medical care is provided to them,” the statement said. “Jet Airways continues to closely monitor the situation in Brussels. The airline’s emergency response centre in Mumbai and the local incident control centre in Brussels are working round-the-clock to provide all possible support to our staff and guests.”
The airline has deployed its teams from India and continental Europe to help in the coordination efforts. Currently, Jet Airways operates daily non-stop flights to its European gateway at Brussels airport from its domestic hubs in Mumbai and New Delhi. Jet Airways has cancelled several of its flights to, from and via Brussels. At least 34 people were killed on Tuesday as two deadly explosions rocked the Zaventem airport and a more powerful blast ripped through a train coach at a Metro station in the heart of Brussels in the worst terror attack in Europe in four months.