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Lack of jobs in India drove migrants on to boat for New Zealand, say relatives

Updated : January 25, 2019 04:33 PM IST

Prabhu, 30, was one of around 50 residents of a refugee community in New Delhi who left the capital to attempt a 7,000-mile boat journey through some of the roughest waters in the world with the aim of landing illegally in New Zealand, relatives and police said.
He is now in custody in southern India, while his wife and daughter are missing, along with everyone else who boarded the fishing boat that police say left Munambam harbour in Kerala on Jan. 12 carrying more than 100 people.
Lack of jobs in India drove migrants on to boat for New Zealand, say relatives

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