Egypt crisis: Second batch of stranded Indians return home

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Old 01-Feb-2011
Egypt crisis: Second batch of stranded Indians return home

Another 280 Indians stranded in strife torn Egypt reached Mumbai early on Tuesday on a special flight. The Air India flight -- AI 800 -- carrying the Indians landed in Mumbai at 2.30 am, an official said. This is the second flight to Mumbai in Air India's efforts to bring back the Indians stuck in different Egyptian cities. One flight with 320 passengers arrived on Monday. Flight schedules in and out of Egypt have been disrupted in the past few days after anti government protests broke out in the country to press for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who has been in power for more than three decades.

Over 100 people have been killed and hundreds injured in the clashes. Around 1,000 people have been arrested across the country since the protests broke out seven days ago against the Mubarak government.

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