Pirates of the Bay of Bengal

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Pirates of the Bay of Bengal

By Sanjay Pandey

Hem Nagar, India – A gloomy sky pregnant with rain clouds hung heavy over the placid waters of Raimangal River, mirroring the mood of the villagers.

A group of boatmen in loincloths was busy loading provisions and fishing gear onto small, wooden, charcoal-black boats on the Hem Nagar Islands of the Sundarbans.

The region, located on the porous, riverine border between India and Bangladesh, is characterised by mangrove forests that are a haven for Bangladeshi pirates.

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Source: en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com

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