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Tearful adieu to quake victims in city

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GUWAHATI, April 29 � Bodies of the six women from Assam who were killed in Saturday�s earthquake in Nepal, were brought here from New Delhi by an Air India flight this afternoon. From the LGBI Airport, the bodies were taken to their respective homes.

Most of the victims were part of a pilgrimage team from Assam that had gone to Nepal on April 23. The bodies were received by the respective families at the LGBI Airport around 1.25 pm in presence of State ministers and officials.

The bodies were directly taken to the respective homes where mourners paid their last respects. Downcast people in large numbers were seen waiting for the bodies to arrive since morning.

Scenes of people breaking down were witnessed throughout the day, even as a number of tribute-paying ceremonies were organised in different localities.

Some shops and business establishments in areas like Hengrabari observed a total shutdown as a mark of respect for those who lost their lives in the quake.

While four of the six dead � Rima Das, Bhonita Deka, Bhumika Das and Joyshree Bora � were residents of Hengrabari area, Kalpana Adhikary and Hema Saikia were from Bhangagarh and Narikalbasti respectively.

At Hengrabari, floral tributes were paid to the victims collectively by the people of the locality in the Karbi Yuva Sabha field.

After the funeral-related rituals, the bodies were taken to the Nabagraha cremation ground where the last rites were performed.

People from different walks of life including members of various political parties and social organisations converged on the cremation ground to pay their last respects to the departed souls.

Minister Rakibul Hussain, APCC president Anjan Dutta and State BJP president Siddhartha Bhattacharya were among those who were present at the funeral.

Meanwhile, the State government is facilitating return of the survivors of the tremor in batches. A section of the people however, alleged the government has not done enough to facilitate the survivors� return.

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Tearful adieu to quake victims in city

GUWAHATI, April 29 � Bodies of the six women from Assam who were killed in Saturday�s earthquake in Nepal, were brought here from New Delhi by an Air India flight this afternoon. From the LGBI Airport, the bodies were taken to their respective homes.

Most of the victims were part of a pilgrimage team from Assam that had gone to Nepal on April 23. The bodies were received by the respective families at the LGBI Airport around 1.25 pm in presence of State ministers and officials.

The bodies were directly taken to the respective homes where mourners paid their last respects. Downcast people in large numbers were seen waiting for the bodies to arrive since morning.

Scenes of people breaking down were witnessed throughout the day, even as a number of tribute-paying ceremonies were organised in different localities.

Some shops and business establishments in areas like Hengrabari observed a total shutdown as a mark of respect for those who lost their lives in the quake.

While four of the six dead � Rima Das, Bhonita Deka, Bhumika Das and Joyshree Bora � were residents of Hengrabari area, Kalpana Adhikary and Hema Saikia were from Bhangagarh and Narikalbasti respectively.

At Hengrabari, floral tributes were paid to the victims collectively by the people of the locality in the Karbi Yuva Sabha field.

After the funeral-related rituals, the bodies were taken to the Nabagraha cremation ground where the last rites were performed.

People from different walks of life including members of various political parties and social organisations converged on the cremation ground to pay their last respects to the departed souls.

Minister Rakibul Hussain, APCC president Anjan Dutta and State BJP president Siddhartha Bhattacharya were among those who were present at the funeral.

Meanwhile, the State government is facilitating return of the survivors of the tremor in batches. A section of the people however, alleged the government has not done enough to facilitate the survivors� return.