NEW DELHI — A Chandigarh-bound Indigo flight from Mumbai was forced to land at Sanganer airport here on Thursday after an elderly woman suffered a cardiac arrest on board.
The woman identified as Sitalaxmi Menon, who is in her late 60s, is being treated at a private hospital near the airport and the flight left for Chandigarh after the brief halt, the airport director J S Balhara told PTI.
The captain of the flight 6E495 informed the ATC about the medical emergency so the plane was landed, he said.Follow @gorkhapost
32 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks, Indonesian police say
JAYAPURA, INDONESIA- Security forces tried to recover the bodies of 31 construction workers and a soldier who were killed in one of the worst separatist attacks in Indonesia’s restive province of Papua, officials said Tuesday.
Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said 24 workers were killed on Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction project in a remote mountainous village in Nduga district.
Citing reports from several witnesses, Diaz said, eight other workers fled to the nearby house of a local parliament member, but an armed group came a day later and killed seven of them. However the eighth managed to escape and remains missing.
“This is the worst attack launched by the armed criminal group recently amid intensified development by the government,” Diaz told The Associated Press.
Separately, Papua province military spokesman Lt. Col. Dax Sianturi said an armed group attacked a military post in Mbua village in the same district late Monday, killing a soldier and injuring another.Follow @gorkhapost