MEA Confirms the Death of 7 Indians in Yemen


New Delhi: Six Indians have been killed after their boat came under Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said on Friday that the six were among seven nationals who were initially reported missing when two boats, ‘Mustafa’ and ‘Asmar’, carrying a total of 21 Indian nationals, came under aerial attack on September 8.

He also noted that the Indian embassy in Yemen’s Camp Office in Djibouti has been constantly in touch with authorities and local contacts to ascertain more details.

He also said that of the remaining 15 Indians on the two boats, 14 are safe in Hodeidah, and of these four are undergoing treatment in a local hospital.

All the 14 are in regular touch with their families. One person is still missing, and the Mission is working with the local authorities and contacts to ascertain his whereabouts.