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Face of Brussels terror attack Nidhi Chaphekar returns to India

Nidhi Chapekar Brussels terror attacks
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Nidhi Chaphekar, the Jet Airways crew member, who had sustained injuries during the Brussels terror attack in March, returned to India yesterday.


The 42-year-old Mumbai resident, who was receiving treatment in Belgium returned home with her husband. Nidhi who was getting treated in Belgium hospital was shifted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital for further treatment.


Chaphekar had received 15% burn injury and a fractured foot during the terror attack, which killed at least 33 people.


The crew member was in the Zaventem Airport when twin blasts had rocked the city. Her image captured after the attack had gone viral.  

Meanwhile, the Jet Airways, in a statement, said that Nidhi has made significant recovery from her injuries sustained during the blasts at Brussels airport. She is in good spirits and is very happy to be back with her family, it said.

Nidhi will undergo treatment in Mumbai as part of the next phase of her recovery programme outlined by doctors, the statement further said.

Jet Airways continues to provide all the necessary support to Nidhi and her family during this time, it added.

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