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Jet Airways crew member injured in Brussels attack returns home

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Mumbai: Jet Airways crew member Nidhi Chaphekar, who was injured in the Brussels terror attack in March this year, when two explosions rocked the Zaventem Airport, returned to Mumbai early on Friday morning.

Chaphekar became the face of the Brussles terror attack after she was photographed by a photo journalist at the airport minutes after the explosions occured.

In the picture she was seen sitting on a chair shell-shocked with torn clothes and blood dripping down her face.

Chaphekar suffered 15 per cent burns and a fractured foot due to the impact. She was under treatment at Brussels alongwith another injured Jet crew member.

She is said to have undergone skin grafting while in the hospital. According to reports, Chaphekar will be taken to Breach Candy hospital for further treatment.

Airline officials said Nidhi has low immunity and doctors have advised her to avoid contact with people.

On March 22, three bombs went off – two at the Brussels airport and one at Mallbeek metro station – leaving 35 people dead, including three suicide bombers. Nidhi was on her way to board a Jet flight for Newark when the explosions took place.

(With PTI inputs)

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