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Brussels attack: Last call of missing Infosys techie tracked, says Sushma Swaraj

DECCAN CHRONICLE / ANI
Published Mar 24, 2016, 4:07 pm IST
Updated Mar 24, 2016, 8:53 pm IST
Raghavendran Ganesh, who is still missing in Brussels since the deadly terror attacks was travelling by metro.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI)
 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that the last phone call by Raghavendran Ganesh, the Infosys employee from Bengaluru, who has been missing in Brussels since the deadly terror attacks, has been tracked to a metro rail in the Belgian capital.

"Raghavendran Ganesh - We have tracked his last call in Brussels. He was travelling in the metro rail," Swaraj said in a tweet.

 

Indian Embassy in Brussels has been trying its best to locate Raghavendran Ganesh since the terror attacks at the Brussels airport and the metro which left 34 dead and around 300 injured.

Swaraj also lauded the prompt reaction and work being done by the Indian Embassy in Brussels.

"It was a very difficult situation after terror attacks in Brussels. I admire the outstanding work done by Indian Embassy under the able leadership of Ambassador Manjeev Puri," she tweeted.

 

Swaraj had earlier tweeted that the two crew members of Jet Airways injured in the explosions at the Brussels airport are recovering well.

"I have just spoken to Manjeev Puri our Ambassador in Brussels. He has informed me that Nidhi and Amit are both recovering well," she said.

Infosys in a statement said that the company reached out to all its employees in the city to ascertain their whereabouts and safety following the attacks in Brussels.

 

"With the exception of one employee who we are trying to reach, we have been able to connect with all other employees. We are in touch with the missing employee's family and are working with the Indian Embassy and local authorities in Brussels to locate our employee on priority," the statement said.

Meanwhile, with massive investigations underway following the deadly twin explosions in Brussels which killed 31 people and wounded 270 others, officials have unearthed that two of the bombers were brothers and one of the bombers at the airport appears to be a man authorities named as a suspect in the Paris terror attacks.

 

Ibrahim El Bakraoui has been identified as one of two suicide bombers at the Brussels airport and his brother, Khalid El Bakraoui, as the man behind a deadly suicide blast about an hour later on a train near the Maelbeek metro station.

No Indian casualties have been reported from the attack in Brussels so far.

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