Crash victims' kins seek Thai consulate's assistance

DUBAI — Dubai-based relatives and friends of two of the 88 passengers who died in the jet plane crash in Phuket on Sunday, have sought the Royal Thai Consulate's assistance, a top consular official told Khaleej Times.

By Criselda E. Diala

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Published: Tue 18 Sep 2007, 9:12 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:11 AM

Consul-General Pasan Teparak said that friends of two Iranian passengers who perished in the accident have enquired with the consulate and the Thai Embassy in Abu Dhabi about the necessary documents and procedures for the repatriation of the deceased passengers.

"We were also told that the ill-fated passengers' friends have taken the initiative to inform their family members in Teheran about the accident," he said.

Teparak, however, confirmed that none of the 130 passengers on board the budget carrier One-Two-Go Airlines' MD-83 jet was a resident or national of the UAE. "According to reports we have received from Bangkok, none of the passengers were from the UAE. Majority of the passengers were European nationals from countries like Sweden, Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Germany, the UK, and France. The other tourists were from Australia, Canada, Israel and Iran," he revealed.

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