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TN wants bodies of fishermen from Saudi Arabia

IANS  |  Chennai 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday urged the Indian government to bring back the bodies of three Indian fishermen who reportedly died while fishing off Saudi Arabia.

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Palaniswami said the three fishermen from Kanyakumari reportedly lost their lives while fishing off the Saudi coast.

George, Nevil and Joseph along with a Saudi Arabian national went for fishing from Darin in Saudi Arabia on March 17.

An accident occurred the next day. The bodies of George and Joseph were recovered while Nevil remains missing.

The Chief Minister requested Modi to direct the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to arrange for necessary search and rescue operation and transport the mortal remains of the deceased.



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First Published: Wed, March 22 2017. 18:06 IST