New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday confirmed the death of Malayali nurse and her infant son in rocket attack in Libya.
“I have received report reg the death of an Indian nurse and her infant son in Libya. This happened in Zawiya – 45 Kms from Tripoli. On 25 March 2016 around 4 pm Mrs Sunu Sathyan an Indian nurse from Kerala and her son Pranav were killed when a rocket their apartment,” Sushma tweeted.
She said the Indian authorities have got in touch with the nurse’s husband Vipin and added that there were 26 more Indians working in Zawiya hospital.
“We have got in touch with the nurse’s husband Vipin Kumar, there are 26 more Indians working in Zawiya hospital,” she added.
Swaraj also renewed her call to Indians abroad to move out of conflict zones.
“We have issued advisories many times. I request you once again – please move out of the conflict zones,” Sushma Swaraj said in another tweet.
A Malayali nurse and her infant son have been killed in a shelling attack in Libya.
The incident reportedly occurred on Friday night when the shell landed in their apartment complex.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy earlier today asserted the state government is trying to bring back their bodies. (ANI)