Infosys employee from Bengaluru missing in Brussels attacks

An Infosys employee from Bengaluru has been missing in Brussels since the deadly terror attacks and the Indian Embassy in the Belgian capital was making efforts to locate him. The missing employee has been identified as Raghavendran Ganesh. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the Indian Embassy in Brussels was trying to trace Ganesh.

“We are doing our best to locate Raghavendran Ganesh,” Swaraj tweeted. Official sources said Ganesh is an Infosys employee and hails from Bengaluru. Two Jet Airways crew members—Nidhi Chaphekar and Amit Motwanai—were injured in yesterday’s explosions at Brussels’ Zaventem airport and Swaraj said they are recovering well. Both Nidhi and Amit are from Mumbai.

“I have just spoken to Manjeev Puri, our Ambassador in Brussels. He has informed me that Nidhi and Amit are both recovering well,” she said. Swaraj said government was coordinating with Jet airways to evacuate Indian citizens. “The airport is still not open. This may take some time. We are coordinating with @jetairways on alternate plans to evacuate our citizens,” she said.

The airline, which has cancelled its flight services to Brussels till tomorrow in view of the closure of the airport following yesterday’s blasts, also said its teams are closely working with the local authorities for resumption of operations. Brussels airport serves as the Mumbai-based airline’s European hub for its international operations, which is now being relocated to Dutch capital Amsterdam from coming Sunday.