7 foreign nationals found unconscious near Veraval coast
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Last Updated: Friday, July 02, 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 02, 2010, 22:47

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