Monday, March 11, 2019

Andhra Pradesh physician among Ethiopian plane crash victims

Hyderabad: A US-based doctor from Andhra Pradesh was among the 157 people killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday.
 The victim identified as Manisha Nukavarapu, was on her way from the United States to Nairobi to see her elder sister Lavanya and the triplets she had delivered recently.
 Manisha planned a brief trip to Nairobi to see her sister and the nephews. She reached Ethiopia from the US and took the ill-fated plane to reach Nairobi. Both her parents were also in Nairobi for the last one month to assist Lavanya.
 "Her parents are inconsolable. We are unable to talk to them. We have requested the external affairs minister for help in identifying the body and flying it to India for last rites. The bodies are said to have broken into pieces. The officials say the pieces would be identified based on DNA tests. Very tragic it is," said Manisha’s uncle Muraleswara Rao, who lives in Guntur.
 Manisha was from Vunguturu village of Amaravati block of Guntur district. She was the second daughter of N Venkateswara Rao and Bharati . The family settled in Guntur city several years ago. Manisha did her MBBS at Guntur medical college and moved to Washington DC for MS.
 11/03/19 P Pavan/Mumbai Mirror