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Ten Sri Lankan refugees rescued in Andhra

The ten Sri Lankan refugees and one infant rescued near Kakinada were still undergoing treatment at the government general hospital.

Written by Agencies | Kakinada (ap) |
May 1, 2009 2:32:44 pm

The ten Sri Lankan refugees and one infant rescued near Kakinada were still undergoing treatment at the government general hospital in Kakinada,Andhra Pradesh. They were said to be out of danger and responding to treatment,official sources said on Friday.

Seven men and three women and an infant were rescued from mid-sea in Bay of Bengal around midnight on Wednesday,by fishermen belonging to Uppada village near Kakinada after they lost their way on fleeing Mullaithivu in Sri Lanka on April 20.

They were in a worst condition due to starvation for more than 10 days when they were rescued.

A senior district official in East Godavari said the Sri Lankan Embassy has been informed about the arrival of refugees and their plight. “We shall send them back to rehabilitation camp in Tamil Nadu as soon as they fully recover and the treatment is completed. They are still under medical care in the in-patient ward in the local hospital,” said a senior district official.

The condition of three women among the refugees was still bad,the official said.

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