The remains of seven people who died in the Gulf countries were airlifted from Dubai by a cargo flight which arrived in Kozhikode on Tuesday, ending the uncertainty over bringing back the bodies of those who died following non-Covid-19 reasons.
Airport sources said the flight reached the airport by around noon.
The bodies include natives of Kerala, one each of people from Goa and Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu.
"Karipur in among the few airports where cargo flights are operating in South India.
This is the reason why the bodies of those belonging to Goa and Sivaganga and other parts of Kerala have all been brought here for onward transport to respective destinations by road," an airport official said.
Special passes have been issued to ambulances to transport the bodies to their destinations after the formalities at the airport are over, a senior police officer said.
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