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Final farewell to young couple

THE St Peter's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church held a condolence meeting in memory of dhow disaster victims Arby Mathew and wife Sinu.

They were among 58 people killed when the Al Dana capsized just off Muharraq during a corporate party on March 30.

The party was organised by contractor Nass, Murray & Roberts to celebrate finishing concreting work on the Bahrain World Trade Centre.

Mr Mathew, 29, and his 22-year-old wife were both members of the church.

He was an electrical engineer working as a construction superintendent for J A Zayani's Otis division.

She was a computer engineer, working as an instructor at an information technology institute and had joined him in Bahrain just nine months ago.

The condolence meeting started after the Holy Mass and visiting Bishop of Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church H G Yuhanon Mor Meletheose delivered the condolence message.

Father Rijo Kochukunnel and representatives of spiritual associations Thomas Abraham, P V Paulson, Eliamma Thomas and Roy Samuel, also spoke.

Church secretary T V Jacob thanked the Bahrain government, concerned ministries and the Indian Embassy, especially Ambassador Balkrishna Shetty for their timely support and co-operation in repatriating the bodies.



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