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Woman’s death in aircrash shatters family

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She was on her way to meet sister

A pall of gloom descended on the neighbourhood in the city where 28-year-old Manisha Nukavarupu, a US-based doctor, grew up.

She was among the 157 passengers killed in an aircraft crash near Ethiopian capital city Addis Ababa on March 10. Dr. Manisha was the youngest daughter of Nukavarupu Venkateswara Rao and Bharathi, residing in Navabharat Nagar.

She was on her way to see her sister Lavanya, who was delivered of triplets recently, in Nairobi in Kenya. After reaching Addis Ababa on Sunday morning, she took the flight which crashed in an open field minutes after taking off.

“The death of Manisha had devastated us. The flight would have landed in Nairobi in two hours, but she was killed in the crash,” said her uncle Nukavarupu Achyuta Rao.

After graduating from the Bhashyam Public School, Manisha completed intermediate from the Sri Chaitanya Jr. College and secured 300 rank in the EAMCET. She completed MBBS from the Guntur Medical College in 2012 and post graduation from the USA.

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Printable version | Jan 25, 2020 1:13:03 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/womans-death-in-aircrash-shatters-family/article26518309.ece

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