475 Yemen evacuees to arrive in Kochi on Saturday



A total of 475 people, including 73 Indians and 337 Bangladeshis, evacuated from strife-torn Yemen will arrive here on Saturday aboard two Indian ships, an official said on Friday.

Besides, 65 Yemenis are aboard MV Coral and MV Kavaratti.

"A team of Bangladesh officials has already arrived to take care of their nationals. We do not have any details of the Yemenis. They would be taken care by the ministry of external affairs," a Cochin Port Trust official told IANS.

The official, who did not wish to be identified, said he has no other details.

These two ships departed from Djibouti on April 12, he added.

The two ships, together having a capacity of 1,150 passengers, set sail from here on March 30 to Djibouti to bring back stranded Indians.

Earlier this month, India ended its massive evacuation efforts of its nationals in Yemen, pulling out 5,600 people, including 4,640 Indians and 960 nationals from 41 countries. - IANS