440 people including a Sri Lankan evacuated from Yemen

440 people including a Sri Lankan evacuated from Yemen

April 5, 2015   01:41 pm

Indian naval ship INS Mumbai reached Djibouti safely on Sunday with a total of 440 people which includes Indians and nationals of 17 other countries including a Sri Lankan on board who were evacuated from the Yemeni port of Aden amid heavy shelling.

The Indian ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted on Sunday: “With our citizens, we have assisted others in distress in Yemen, 200 + from 20 other countries of Africa, Asia, Europe and North America in growing list.”

“The world is a family. Nationals of 17 other countries evacuated by INS Mumbai from Yemen along with Indians.”

“A safe haven called INS Mumbai. In humanitarian effort, along with Indians 179 others from 17 countries evacuated from Aden yesterday,” he posted.

Sitanshu Kar, the ministry of defence spokesperson tweeted that INS Mumbai is entering Djibouti harbour. Giving a breakup of the passengers on board INS Mumbai, Kar tweetd: “#YemenEvacuation 441 evacuees on board INS Mumbai- Male 240, Female- 121, Kids- 80.” 

Giving a breakup of the foreign nationals, he posted: “Foreigners break up. Hungary 4, Yemen 93, UK 24, Russia 2, France 8, Egypt 19, Nepal 1, Canada 2, Lebanon 3.” “Sri Lanka 1, Morocco 1, Syria 2, Jordan 5, Italy 1, Romania 2, Sweden 5, USA 3. Total- 176.” (New Indian Express)

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