Indian diplomats in Brussels are continuing the search for Raghavendran Ganeshan, an Infosys employee who has been missing since Tuesday’s (22nd March, 2016) bomb explosions in Brussels, Belgium and have only been able to trace his last telephone activity that day. He reportedly spoke with his mother.
“We have tracked his last call in Brussels. He was travelling in the metro rail,” informed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who has been personally monitoring help for Indians stranded in Brussels. Indian Embassy in Brussels has been trying its best to locate the missing Indian techie since the terror attacks at the Brussels airport and the metro left 34 dead and around 300 injured.
The IT major Infosys in a statement said that the company reached out to all its employees in the city to ascertain their whereabouts and safety following the attacks in Brussels. "With the exception of one employee who we are trying to reach, we have been able to connect with all other employees. We are in touch with the missing employee's family and are working with the Indian Embassy and local authorities in Brussels to locate our employee on priority," the statement said.
Meanwhile, there was relief for hundreds of Indian passengers stranded in Brussels since the attack, as the airport was closed. While the Belgian government, which has raised its alert to its highest levels, refused to let passengers or their luggage be flown out of Brussels, the government recently allowed over 500 passengers to be driven on specially-arranged coaches to Amsterdam, who then took the flights on to Delhi, Mumbai and Toronto. The remaining still in Brussels, are hopeful of getting the first flights available once the Zaventem airport re-opens.
The Indian External affair minister, Mrs. Swaraj had earlier tweeted that the two crew members of Jet Airways injured in the explosions at the Brussels airport are also recovering well.