70-year-old woman returning from Umrah dies in Delhi

Srinagar, February 09: An elderly woman stranded at Delhi airport for three day due to disturbed air traffic to valley on Saturday died in Delhi.

Reports reaching KNO said the deceased lady identified as Zaina Bano, 70, was brought dead to medical facility. She belongs to Shopian district of southern Kashmir.

The lady, according to reports, had suffered respiratory acidosis with severe hyperkalemia. Reports reaching KNO said that she was over-exhausted standing at airport and finally collapsed on reaching a transit-hotel and her body being denied speedy air travel to Kashmir.

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah took to twitter and appealed Jayant Sinha, Minister of state for Civil Aviation to help the distressed family.”Dear @jayantsinha Sahib, I request you to take a compassionate view in this matter.

It’s a not normally the case for airlines to refuse to carry mortal remains. Your intervention will help a family at their time of great tragedy & I will be personally grateful for your help,” Abdullah wrote on Twitter. (KNO)