Man travels 3,000 km to bring back body of friend to Mizoram after his death in Chennai

A man travelled over 3,000 kilometres to bring the body of his friend home in Mizoram after he died in Tamil Nadu.

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A Mizoram native who died in Tamil Nadu during the ongoing lockdown was brought home in an ambulance by his friend who covered the 3,000-kilometre distance with two helpers.

The three men travelled via road from Tamil Nadu to Mizoram after procuring necessary travel passes to move in the lockdown.

It took more than 4 days of non-stop driving to take the body of deceased Vivian home for the last rituals after his sudden death.

Raphael Malchhanhima, the friend, along with two ambulance drivers S Chinnathambi and P Jayendran got the body back to his family.

With the help of local authorities in Tamil Nadu and the Chennai Mizo Welfare Association that the group managed to get documents and arranged a vehicle for the travel.

Since airports are not operational, road travel was the only way out. As the three left Chennai last week they took only meal breaks all along the journey.

When the ambulance entered Aizawl, the group was received with claps and applause for the stupendous effort.

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