Close shave for Indian passengers in Istanbul


Indians travelling from Instanbul’s Ataturk airport had a close shave last night as terrorists struck the airport killing over 40 people and injuring over 150.

The two Turkish Airlines flights to India departed barely two hours before the terror strikes.

“The terror attacks occurred at around 10 pm. Turkish Airlines flights to Delhi and Mumbai departed Istanbul last night as scheduled. Both leave Istanbul at around 8 pm,” said a senior official.

Meanwhile, the government said it was taking all possible steps to ensure safety and security at Indian airports.

“I am deeply shocked and agitated at the terror attack on Istanbul Airport. We stand with Turkey and its citizens in their loss & grief,” civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju tweeted.

“No report so far of any Indian among the casualties has been received. Ataturk airport operations at Istanbul have resumed but long delays are likely,” a senior government official said.

“It’s our commitment that we will continue to ensure safety and security of Indian airports and skies,” Raju said.

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