Indian coast guard rescues 20 Bangladeshi fishermen from mid-sea post cyclone Sitrang landfall
New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian coast guard has rescued 20 Bangladeshi fishermen who were left stranded in mid-sea after the landfall of cyclone Sitrang.
The fishermen were stranded in mid-sea near the Indo-Bangladesh Maritime Border Line after their boats capsized.
A search and rescue operation was conducted by the Indian coast guard.
As per reports, the fishermen were clinging onto the floats and debris from the sunken boat.
In a swift co-ordinated Search & Rescue Operation @IndiaCoastGuard rescued 20 Bangladeshi fishermen post-landfall of cyclone #Sitrang. Fishermen will be handed over to #Bangladesh in accordance with the existing MoU.#SAR #BridgeofFriendship #India #Fishermen pic.twitter.com/7W4MhhBWMK— Indian Coast Guard (@IndiaCoastGuard) October 26, 2022
The coastguard aircraft had dropped a lifteraft for the survivors to embark.
The rescued fishermen will be handed over to Bangladesh as per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the Indian coast guard said.
At least 35 people were killed and multiple homes were destroyed after Sitrang made its landfall in Bangladesh Monday night.
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