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AIZAWL | April 30, 2020:
Mizoram youth, Rafael AVL Malchhanhima studying in Chennai undertook a 3000 km road journey to accompany the mortal remains of his friend in an ambulance who died in Tamil Nadu during the nationwide lockdown period.
Malchhanhima along with two Tamil drivers volunteered to accompany the body of Vivian Lalremsanga (28) who died of a cardiac arrest on Thursday evening.
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, 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.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Mizoram, Zoramthanga lauded the youth for his selfless act said " Faith in humanity just got restored again!".
The Minister tweeted;