On Sunday, the bodies of two Keralite nurses killed in a car accident in Saudi Arabia’s Najran were returned to Kerala. The bodies of Kottayam native Shincy Philip and Thiruvananthapuram native Ashwathy Vijayan arrived at the Thiruvananthapuram airport at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to NORKA roots (Non-resident Keralite affairs department).
Two of the deceased’s coworkers were seriously injured in the fatal car crash on June 6 in Thar Najran. Following the collision, the driver was also taken to the hospital with severe injuries. Shincy Philip has spent the last two years working at the King Khalid Hospital in Saudi Arabia. She had flown down to Kottayam for her wedding just four months ago, according to her family and friends in Kerala. In Bahrain, her husband works as a nurse. Shincy had resigned from her job in Saudi Arabia and applied for a visa to join her husband in Bahrain. According to her family, she was on a trip with her housemates when the accident occurred.
Jijosh Mithra’s wife is Ashwathy Vijayan. The 31-year-old was from Avanikuzhi in Thiruvananthapuram, near Thannimood. Her parents Vijayan and Jalaja, as well as her two children Diksha and Dayal, survive her. The two nurses’ bodies were placed in the mortuary at Thar General Hospital.
The bodies of the two nurses were returned after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan intervened. Muraleedharan said in a Facebook post that the bodies were returned on Sunday and that the Indian Consulate in Jeddah had completed all formalities with the Saudi government.
After Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan intervened, the bodies of the two nurses were returned. The bodies were returned on Sunday, Muraleedharan said on Facebook, and the Indian Consulate in Jeddah had completed all formalities with the Saudi government.
The Indian government has also demanded that the other two nurses who were injured in the accident be treated properly. Sneha, one of the nurses, has been transferred to another hospital for specialist care, while Rinzy, the other nurse, has been improving, he said.