Seven Pakistani nationals were killed in a rocket attack on a cargo ship off Yemen coast on Wednesday night. The cargo vessel, MV Joya, was en route to Dubai from Egypt when it came under a rocket attack. Consequently, it caught fire and sank.
There were eight crew members – all Pakistanis – on board the ship. According to details, seven of the crew members, including Captain Aneesur Rahman, were killed in the rocket attack while Ship Officer Kabeer saved his life by jumping off the ship.
It has also been confirmed that the crew members of the targeted ship were all Pakistanis.
Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney says that they are appealing to Saudi Arabia and other countries for help as saving human lives should be the first priority in this regard.