The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

Kozhikode airport accident

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its grief at the Air India Express accident in Kozhikode airport which has resulted in the death of 19 passengers and crew members and injuries to 123 others. The crash occurred while the flight from Dubai was landing in inclement weather at the airport.

The PB conveys its heartfelt condolences to all the families who have lost their dear ones.

There has to be a full and speedy investigation into the circumstances and cause of the mishap so as to ensure that such mishaps do not occur again.

Idukki landslide

The PB expresses sorrow at the death of 22 tea garden workers and their family members who were killed in a landslide which engulfed their quarters in Idukki district of Kerala. Many are still missing due to this calamity caused by torrential rain.

All efforts must be made to provide succour to the affected people.