Dubai: In a freak accident, an Indian aviation technician with Kuwait Airways was killed while towing an aircraft at the company's base airport, according to a media report on Tuesday.

The technical staff member, a native of Thiruvananthapuram, was towing the Boeing 777 aircraft when the tow bar broke, killing him on the spot on Monday.

The technical staff member was killed during a towing accident at the company's base airport on May 6, the Khaleej Times reported, quoting airline's tweet.

The report, however, did not identify the deceased technician. No crew members or passengers were on board the aircraft when the incident happened, it said.

Necessary investigations are being carried out on the incident by the concerned authorities to determine the cause of death. Kuwait Airways has expressed their regret at the tragic incident, the report said.

Towing involves moving of large aircraft from the runway to the terminal or hangar. The victim is survived by his wife and daughter.

According to media reports, his body was moved to the mortuary following inquest and will be flown to Kerala.

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Mangaluru: In another case of suspected Dengue, a 19-year old student died on Friday taking the toll of Dengue in Dakshina Kannada District to 11.

The deceased has been identified as Madhushri, a student of private college in Mangaluru.

Madhushri was admitted to a private hospital in the city due to suspected Dengue fever and was discharged just three days back.

She was again rushed to hospital on Thursday late night when she complained of chest pain. However, she passed away on Thursday after not responding to the treatment.

Health officials have denied Dengue to be the cause of her death and added that she was cured of Dengue while being discharged from the hospital.

The officials further added that she had developed lungs infection which caused her death.