New Delhi: External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday took to Twitter to seek help for getting in touch with the family of Shikha Garg, one of the four Indians killed in the Euthopian Airline crash on Sunday.
Swaraj wrote, “I am trying to reach the family of Shikha Garg who has unfortunately died in the air crash. I have tried her husband’s number many times. Please help me reach her family.”
In an earlier tweet, The External Affair Minister had announced that Shikha Garg was a consultant with the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Garg was a UNDP consultant attached to the Environment Ministry.
“My colleague Dr.Harshvardhan has confirmed that Ms.Shikha Garg is a Consultant with Ministry of Environment and Forests. She was travelling to attend UNEP meeting in Nairobi. I am trying to reach the families of other Indian nationals. PL RT and help. @IndiaInEthiopia /3,” Swaraj wrote on Twitter.
Four Indians among 157 passengers including eight crew members were killed in Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday morning. Those who died were from 35 countries. The plane crashed shortly after take off.
A few hours after the crash, the External Affairs Minister had asked the Indian High Commissioner in Ethiopia to provide all help and assistance to the bereaved families of the ones who lost their lives in the crash.
Expressing her condolences, Swaraj tweeted, “I am sorry to know about the unfortunate crash of Ethiopian Airlines plane ET 302. We have lost four Indian nationals in the air crash. I have asked Indian High Commissioner in Ethiopia to provide all help and assistance to the bereaved families. @IndiaInEthiopia.”
Three other Indians killed in the crash are Vaidya Pannagesh Bhaskar, Vaidya Hansin Annagesh and Nukavarapu Manisha.