Fourth batch of Indian citizens arrive in India from Libya

March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 1(ANI): A fourth special Air India flight carrying 331 Indian citizens, has arrived, here from Libya.

Air India flight AI-170 landed at the Terminal-2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport at around 4:30 a.m.

Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi, who is also the Overseas Indian Affairs Minister, was present at the airport to receive them.

Five hundred and fifty seven more Indians have been airlifted from Libya.

Ravi said: “1,100 people have been evacuated from Benghazi and are being ferried by a ship to Alexandria in Egypt.”

“Out of 18,000 Indians 10,000 are stranded in Tripoli” he added.

Three more aircrafts -two Boeing 747-400 and Airbus 330 will be sent to Tripoli to evacuate the Indians.

On Sunday, two special Air India planes have brought back 528 Indians citizens.

In Libya, a mass uprising is taking place following decades of repression. (ANI)

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