Karipur crash: 190 admitted in Malappuram and Kozhikode hospitals, says Malappuram collector

Malappuram District Collector K Gopalakrishnan told media that 110 people were admitted to hospitals in Kozhikode and 80 to hospitals in Malappuram.

“The plane went into the valley and broke in two portions. There were a total of 190 passengers including the crew. It comprises 174 adults, 10 infants and six crew members. The rescue operations were over within one-and-a-half hours. All the valuables and packages have been taken into custody,” Gopalakrishnan told reporters at the Airport.

The district collector also said that 110 people were admitted to seven hospitals in Kozhikode and 11 among them are dead.

“Remaining are under treatment and their condition are at different stages. Among the 80 people admitted in Malappuram hospitals we have received information of six deaths there. Some of the patients are critical,” the collector said.

The collector also said two passengers, who got trapped at the tail portion of the aircraft, were rescued with great difficulty.