Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
138+migrants+adrift+off+Akkaraipaththu+rescued%3B+1+found+dead
Sunday, 03 February 2013 - 7:51
138 migrants adrift off Akkaraipaththu rescued; 1 found dead
2,086

Views

The Sri Lanka Navy has rescued 138 foreign immigrants who were on a boat drifting around 50 nautical miles away from Akkaraipaththu.

Navy Spokesperson Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya stated that 1 person aboard the boat was dead at the time they were rescued last evening.

A majority of them were Bangladeshi nationals while Myanmar nationals were also found.

Our correspondent in the area stated that the boat was overloaded and 6 have been admitted to hospital due to the lack of food.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
862 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
3,983 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
4,482 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
8,096 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
33 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
35,255 Views
Top