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Monday, July 03, 2006

Bad news from the Bay of Bengal

Found here:
At least 33 fishing trawlers with 426 crewmembers and fishermen are missing on the Bay of Bengal after they were caught in a sudden storm on Saturday.
Most of the missing trawlers sailed from Patharghata and Kalapara coasts of Barguna and Patuakhali on Thursday.
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Meanwhile, pirates allegedly kept 180 fishermen and crewmembers of 15 trawlers hostage after the boats took shelter in the narrow canals of Sundarbans during the Saturday's storm.
Frying pan and fire...

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