Brussels attacks: Jet Airways crew on road to recovery

Nidhi Chaphekar is not in coma and Amit Motwani has been shifted to a regular ward from the ICU in a hospital in Brussels

Jet Airways flight attendant Nidhi Chaphekar is not in coma and is recuperating from her injuries suffered during the deadly blasts at Brussels airport on Tuesday, the airline has said. It also said the other injured crewmember, Amit Motwani was recovering in the hospital.

Nidhi Chaphekar (right) after the attack
Nidhi Chaphekar (right) after the attack

"We have spoken to Dr Steven at the hospital where Jet Airways crew Nidhi Chaphekar is under treatment. The doctor has confirmed that Nidhi is in a stable condition and not in coma," the airline's spokesperson said.

Amit Motwani. File pic
Amit Motwani. File pic

Some media reports had earlier said quoting a Jet Airways executive that 40-year-old Chaphekar was undergoing treatment for burns and was placed in a "medically-induced coma".

"Nidhi Chaphekar has burns over 15 per cent of her body and has a fractured foot, but is out of danger," the report had quoted the executive as saying.

Motwani has been shifted to a normal ward from the ICU at the hospital in Brussels where he is being treated. "They are recovering in hospitals and have been joined by their families. Jet Airways staff is at the hospitals to provide any support and assistance to the crew and their family members," a spokesperson said yesterday.

The Indian embassy in Belgium had on Friday in a tweet said that Ambassador Manjeev Puri had spoken to Motwani and assured him of all help.

Tuesday's suicide attacks in Brussels left 31 dead and 300 wounded besides leaving hundreds of flyers stranded due to the closure of the airport immediately after the explosions.

— Agencies

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