- CNM City Reporter
Kozhikode , Koyilandy native was among those killed in a ship fire accident in the Persian Gulf waters.
Koyilandy Virunnukandi Kochappantavide Athul Raj (28) is among two Indian who lost their lives in the accident.All the nine crews in the ship were killed in the fire.
The accident took place on July 13.
The Iraqi officials reported the demise to his relatives,today.
Athul Raj joined in the ship in last October.He is survived by his father Uthaman , mother Jayanthy and sister Athulya.
His relatives said efforts were underway to repatriate the body. They have been in touch with Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan and the Indian Embassy in Iraq.