Asia Briefs: Rescuers save Indian fishermen

Rescuers save Indian fishermen

DHAKA • Bangladeshi and Indian rescuers pulled two Indian fishermen alive from the Bay of Bengal yesterday, a day after their trawler capsized. But 10 others were still missing, officials said.

Five bodies have also been recovered as naval and coast guard rescuers search an area just south of the huge Sundarbans mangrove forest that straddles both countries.


Pakistan president vows revenge

ISLAMABAD • Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain said yesterday that the government will take revenge for every drop of the blood of innocent people who were killed in a recent terrorist attack in the south-western city of Quetta.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and a Pakistani Taleban group claimed responsibility for the suicide attack at the emergency department of a hospital on Aug 8, which killed over 70 people and injured nearly 200 others.


3 missing in China bridge collapse

CHANGSHA • Five people were injured and three remain missing after a bridge under construction collapsed in central China.

Eight workers were on the Xiufengmiao Bridge in Hunan's Daoxian county on Saturday when it suddenly gave way, causing three workers to fall into a river. The trio remain unaccounted for.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe