Injured Indians undergoing treatment at hospital in Yemen

A number of Indians who sustained injuries after their boats came under aerial bombardment while plying between Somalia and Yemen were undergoing treatment at a hospital in Yemeni city of Hodeidah.

New Delhi: A number of Indians who sustained injuries after their boats came under aerial bombardment while plying between Somalia and Yemen were undergoing treatment at a hospital in Yemeni city of Hodeidah.

Sources said the injured Indians have been admitted to the hospital in Hodeidah and Indian officials in Djibouti are trying to get in touch with them.

Yesterday, the Ministry of External Affairs had said that at least seven out of 20 Indian crew members went missing after their boats came under aerial bombardment while plying between Somalia and Yemen.

Disputing reports that 20 Indian nationals were killed in air strikes by Saudi-led coalition forces at Yemen's Hodeidah port, the MEA had said 13 Indian crew members "are alive and 7 are reported missing".

The boats came under aerial bombardment in the afternoon of 8 September. The boats were carrying a total of 20 Indian crew members of which 13 are alive and 7 are reported missing, Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup had said yesterday.

Some media reports, quoting residents and fishermen, on Tuesday had claimed that at least 20 Indian nationals were killed in air strikes by Saudi-led coalition forces on fuel smugglers at Hodeidah port.

India does not have an Embassy in Yemen, which was shut down in April after evacuation of its nationals.

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