KUALA LUMPUR: 10 Malaysians have been evacuated from the flood hit Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and they are scheduled to arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.01pm via Malaysia Airlines MH173 on Friday evening.
The Foreign Ministry said, the group had departed from the Indira Gandhi International Airport at 1.56pm (local time) after they arrived in Manali on Friday morning 14th July 2023 following the coordination of the Malaysian High Commission in New Delhi with the Malaysia Airlines.
“The speedy effort and quick action of the Malaysian High Commission in New Delhi together with the Indian authorities had resulted in the success of evacuating the group of Malaysians via the land route from Manali in 23 hours on 13th July and reached the Indira Gandhi International Airport on 14th July 2023.
“The ministry thanked all parties involved in the efforts to bring the group home especially the government of India for their cooperation and commitment in repatriating the Malaysians,” the ministry said in a statement today.
Meanwhile, the ministry urged Malaysians who are abroad to register with Malaysian representative offices in the countries they are visiting to ensure reasonable councillor’s assistance will be given to those in need especially in disaster situations.
Earlier it was reported that 12 Malaysian hikers were missing in the Indian state and their families could not contact them. Later it was confirmed that the other two with the 10 Malaysians were from China and Britain.
Heavy monsoon rains have caused floods and landslides in parts of northern India with Himachal Pradesh being the worst affected. – Malaysia World News