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India: Fishermen missing after heavy rain

06-19-2011 09:30 BJT

The Indian Coast Guard is searching for several missing trawlers in the Bay of Bengal, following a spate of heavy rain and high winds.

33 fishing boats are missing, while four damaged vessels have been recovered. It's thought some 350 fishermen could be onboard those boats. Naval vessels, hovercraft and helicopters have joined the rescue operation... but they're being hampered by even more heavy rain.

The administration for West Bengal has contacted neighboring Bangladesh seeking assistance. Storms and cyclones, which form over the bay, kill hundreds of people every year.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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