Bodies of two BRO men to arrive home today

April 15th, 2008 - 11:07 am ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): The bodies of the two Border Roads Organisation (BRO) engineers, who were killed in Afghanistan blast on Saturday, are expected to arrive home today.

According to official sources, the bodies of Mahendra Pratap Singh and C Govindaswamy were airlifted to Kabul on Monday from Nimroz where they died in a suicide attack.

M P Singh from Varanasi is survived by his wife, 14-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son.

45-year-old Govindasamy had been working in Afghanistan for the past year and is survived by his wife Sivagami, three daughters and a son.

Earlier, the Indian Government had confirmed the death of the two Indian BRO engineers in a blast in southwest Afghanistan.

A Taliban spokesman called up a news agency in Afghanistan and claimed responsibility for the incident.

Nearly 400 BRO personnel are engaged in the construction of a crucial 218-km highway between Zaranj and Delaram in Afghanistan as part of India’s assistance programme for the reconstruction of the war-torn country. (ANI)

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