Tamil Nadu

Political leaders condole loss of lives in Air India Express plane crash, landslides near Munnar

Political leaders in Tamil Nadu extended their condolence to the families of the victims in the Air India Express plane crash that took place at Kozhikode Airport on Friday night.

DMK President M.K. Stalin expressed shock over the crash and offered condolences to the families of the victims. “Shocked to hear about the Air India plane crash in Calicut that was bringing home Indians who were stranded abroad due to #COVID19,” he tweeted. “I offer my sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this tragedy and hope for a speedy recovery for the injured, Mr. Stalin said.

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president K.S. Alagiri, while extending his condolence, pointed out that the lack of availability of runways was the reason for the accident. He also extended deepest condolences to Tamils due to the landslides near Munnar.

Mr. Alagiri said Prime Minister Narendra Modi only condoled the death due to the landslide and did not announce any compensation. He urged the Kerala government to increase the compensation to ₹25 lakh to the kin of the victims from the present ₹5 lakh.

Tamil Maanila Congress president G.K. Vasan expressed shock over the flight crash and extended his condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery for those injured. He also urged the Centre and the State government to announce compensation for the kin of the victims as well us for those undergoing treatment.

Mr. Vasan also extended his condolence to the families of Tamil plantation workers who lost their lives in the landslide. He urged the Kerala and Tamil Nadu governments to ensure quality treatment for those injured, including financial assistance and also provide compensation to the kin of those who died.

Tamil Nadu BJP president L. Murugan said it was painful that people who had returned home with big dreams had died in the flight crash. He extended his condolence to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. He also extended condolences to the families of those who died in the landslide.

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