Mangalore Air Crash Tragedy had a tough time: Seemanth Kumar Singh

9:17 PM, Monday, August 16th, 2010
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Mangalore : The KMC Hospital organized the felicitation ceremony to the people for rendering their service to help Mangalore Air Crash victims during the tragedy at TMA Pai Convention Hall on August 16, Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Shingh, said that the day had a very tough time to the police department, fire personnel’s, doctors and local people. The control room had done a good job in immediately flashing the news to the various departments.

Though Mangalore is known for the Hospitals and doctors, many could not be saved due to the weird disaster. The locals must be really appreciated because they helped the department to retrieve 158 bodies from the spot, which was not an easy task. The locals well disciplined who had followed the instruction of the police, he lauded.

The white cloth used for the bodies to cover, water bottles and thick gloves were also supplied for the volunteers in a couple of hour from the tragedy. Lakhs of money were spent on the equipments. The central government had also arranged for the DNA test and reports of many bodies in the two days time, he said.

Later the certificates were given to various doctors and staffs of KMC Hospital, KS Hegde Hospital, Yenepoya Hospital, Wenlock Hospital and Fr Mullars Hospital for their service.

Dr Saroja, district Surgeon of Wenlock Hospital, HS Ballal, Pro-Chancellor of Manipal University,  Prabhulinga Kavalakatti, Assistant Commissioner,  Dr Suresh Shetty, G Rajgopal, MV Prabhu and others were present on the occasion. Manjunath compered the programme.


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