Vayalar Ravi admitted to hospital after Liberia accident

Chennai, Feb 11 (Calcutta Tube) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi was Thursday admitted in the Madras Medical Mission hospital here.

Ravi, who met with a road accident in Liberian capital Monrovia last week while on an official visit, was initially treated at the John F.Kennedy Hospital there. He was then air-lifted to Abidjan in Ivory Coast, from where he was was flown back to India in a special Indian Air Force flight.

While an official of the Madras Medical Mission confirmed to IANS that Ravi was admitted around 6 p.m., no senior doctor was available to comment on his health condition.

According to sources, the car in which Ravi was travelling with Shamma Jain, Indian envoy to Liberia, turned turtle and both the minister and the ambassador were badly injured in the accident.

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