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Mangalore crash: Air India to assist victims’ kin in insurance claims

Mumbai, May 28 (Calcutta Tube) A team of Air India officials Friday reached Mangalore to assist the air crash survivors and kin of the victims in seeking compensation, an official here said.

‘The team led by Executive Director (Finance) S. Kundra and officials of M/s Mulla and Mulla (law firm for Air India) will meet the relatives of the deceased in batches to provide clarifications regarding compensation, procedures and documentation,’ the airline spokesperson said.

Additional helpline numbers (0824-2452306, 2452307, 2452308) have been provided in Mangalore for any assistance. A separate email id ix812@airindia.in has also been created.

The accident involving Air India Express flight IX 812 from Dubai to Mangalore May 22 claimed 158 lives. Only eight passengers survived the mishap.

‘While 136 bodies have been handed over to relatives, DNA samples of 22 bodies, which remain unidentified, were sent to Hyderabad. DNA matching for the remaining bodies is on. These would be handed over to the relatives after identification,’ the spokesperson said.

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