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7 foreign nationals found unconscious near Veraval coast

Last Updated: Friday, July 2, 2010 - 22:47

Rajkot: Seven foreign nationals were found
in an unconscious state in a boat near Veraval coast by the
local fishermen, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) officials said here.

Given their weak physical condition, they have been
admitted to Veraval general hospital for treatment, they said.

Their boat was devoid of food or water and the seven
people claimed they were fishermen from Somaliya and had gone
into the sea near their country for fishing.

They said pirates robbed them on May 24 and damaged
their boat but the fishermen managed to get hold of another
boat which started drifting in the sea and somehow came here.

ICG officials said communication with them is very
difficult as they cannot speak English and they are searching
for interpretor.

The fishermen would be interrogated again once they
are declared fit, sources added.


First Published: Friday, July 2, 2010 - 22:47

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