Seven Indians missing after aerial bombardment in Yemen: MEA

New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Seven Indians are reported to be missing after two boats carrying 20 Indians came under aerial bombardment in Yemen, the external affairs ministry said on Wednesday.

MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a statement that the two boats were carrying 20 Indian crew members, of whom 13 were alive but seven reported missing.

Swarup said there were two boats, one of which was plying between Berbera (Somalia) and Mokha (Yemen). The boats came under aerial bombardment on September 8 afternoon.

He said the Indian embassy officials in Djbouti were in touch with local contacts over the matter.

“No other information is currently available regarding the identities of the Indian nationals. Embassy officials are in constant touch with local authorities and are also due to meet with the boat owner today (Wednesday) at which point of time more information would be available,” he said.

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