Hostages tell of dramatic escape

A group of sailors have described their dramatic midnight escape after four years held hostage

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

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.

On Saturday night the men had broken a window in the cramped room in which they were being held, and fled. It was their last slim shot at freedom, as their captors had theatened to start torturing them again on Tuesday.

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Source: thenational.ae

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