One Somalian dies another`s condition critical

One of the seven foreign nationals from Somalia, who were found unconscious near Vereval coast yesterday, died during treatment while the condition of another is stated to be critical.

Last Updated: Jul 03, 2010, 20:25 PM IST

Rajkot: One of the seven foreign nationals
from Somalia, who were found unconscious near Vereval coast
yesterday, died during treatment while the condition of
another is stated to be critical.

The seven, who claimed to be fishermen, were admitted
to Veraval hospital, Coast Guard sources said, adding the two
were shifted to a Junagadh hospital after their condition
deteriorated further.
The two have been identified as Abdul Rehman (26) and
Abdul Razzaq (40). Razzaq died early this morning while Rehman
is battling for life, they said.

According to primary investigation, the seven were
from Somaliya and had gone into sea for fishing.

They were attacked by pirates who robbed them and
damaged their boats on May 24, but the seven managed to get
another boat and reached Veraval coast yesterday, sources
said.

The physical condition of the seven was weak and had
to be admitted to a local hospital, they said.
The remaining have been identified as Mohammad Abdi
(40), Mahadi Abdul Razzaq (26), Mohmmad Abdi (20), Abdul Karim
(18) and Sharman K (21), they added.

PTI