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40 harragas tried to commit suicide

October 4 2007

USS Algeria Shihab discovered 50 miles from Annaba (Algeria) fishing boat with refugees, illegal migrants, Algerians, which in this area is called harragas.

As reported by the Sea Bulletin, within an hour the ship pursued a fishing vessel, which then thread the needle of the persecuted become the attacker and rammed the ship. On board were 40 refugees from injuries received it began to sink. Harragas, according to the Algerian news media, tried to commit suicide.

But the Navy thwarted an attempt and pulled from the water and sinking vessel about 33 people, the rest are missing. Age 18-33 years fugitives. All of them, upon arrival on shore, were arrested. Charged - escape, disobedience to the authorities and the creation of life-threatening situation, people, reports Pravda.Ru .

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