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Friday, November 28, 2008

60 Spaniards evacuated safely from Mumbai

Spain chartered a flight for some of the Spanish while others will board a French flight.

Some 60 Spaniards have left the Indian city of Mumbai on a flight chartered by the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the armed forces, according to a diplomatic source.

80% of the Spaniards in the city are on the flight, destination Torrejón de Ardoz, and the rest will leave later on a French flight. Another group of 50 Spaniards were waiting at the airport in Mumbai overnight when they were expected to board another ‘European’ flight.

Spanish Foreign Minister, Miguel Ángel Moratinos, said that 108 Spaniards had been ‘identified and located’ in the city, and all would be evacuated shortly.
He also said Spanish tourists in other parts of India intended to remain in the country if calm returned.

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