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MEA 'ascertaining' reports of deaths of 20 Indian nationals in Yemen airtrikes


MEA 'ascertaining' reports of deaths of 20 Indian nationals in Yemen airtrikes

Yemen, Sep 09 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs said that it is verifying the facts of the reports about 20 Indian nationals killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led alliance on fuel smugglers at a Yemeni port. Around 20 Indians were reportedly killed in airstrikes on fuel smugglers by Saudi Arabia-led forces at Hodeidah Port in Yemen on Tuesday.

The incident took place at al-Khokha near Hodeidah Port when two boats were hit in airstrikes. Meanwhile, condemning the horrific incident of Congress President Sonia Gandhi in a statement said that she hoped that the Indian government will do the needful in evacuating Indians from Yemen.

"Cong President Sonia Gandhi expressed shock and deep anguish at killing of Indians in Air Strike, reportedly by Saudi Arabia led alliance in Yemen. Condemning the attack, Sonia Gandhi hoped Government of India is taking ample and adequate measures to ensure immediate and emergency relief," Congress said in a statement.

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