Winds blow away red carpet laid out for Obamas' send-off

Winds blow away red carpet laid out for Obamas' send-off

Even as authorities in Mumbai were preparing to bid adieu to President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, strong winds kept blowing away the red carpet laid out at the airport for them and the problem was compounded by the sweep of the rotors of the two US helicopters.

Twice the authorities rolled out the red carpet and both the times, it was blown away by the wind.

Finally, the authorities decided to do without the rug and the US President and his wife walked without one to the aircraft.

Later, a US Embassy official told PTI that the red carpet was removed as it was being blown away and could have caused inconvenience to all present.

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