‘It was do or die’: Somali pirates’ hostages tell of dramatic escape

Ramola Talwar Badam

DUBAI // A group of sailors have described their dramatic midnight escape after four years held hostage and tortured by a gang of Somali pirates.

Barefoot, starving and terrified, the 11 men ran through the darkness for more than 10 kilometres, ducking behind low bushes to avoid recapture before they eventually reached safety.

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Source: http://www.thenational.ae


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