300 migrants missing off Andamans

300 migrants missing off Andamans
# 29 December 2008 08:16 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. About 300 illegal migrants are feared to have drowned in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of India’s Andaman and Nicobar islands, APA reports quoting Reuters.
The migrants went missing after they jumped from a drifting boat and tried to swim ashore. More than 100 people have been rescued so far.
A survivor told police that more than 400 people had been on the boat, trying to reach Malaysia.
The migrants are thought to be from Bangladesh and Burma.


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