North Sentinel Island, where tribespeople killed an American missionary last month and where, 37 years earlier, 21 Hong Kong Chinese crewmen of a freighter that ran aground off the island spent a week in fear for their lives until an Indian helicopter rescued them. Photo: AP

Shipwrecked Hong Kong sailors’ brush with Indian island tribe that killed US missionary John Allen Chau

  • Crew were being threatened by ‘wild … people carrying spears and arrows’, captain cabled after freighter ran aground off North Sentinel Island
  • 31 sailors, most from Hong Kong, were trapped aboard MV Primrose facing attack by hostile islanders who 37 years later slew US missionary
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North Sentinel Island, where tribespeople killed an American missionary last month and where, 37 years earlier, 21 Hong Kong Chinese crewmen of a freighter that ran aground off the island spent a week in fear for their lives until an Indian helicopter rescued them. Photo: AP
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