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This is an incredible story of British couple is now savoring their first full day of freedom.
After more than a year in captivity at the hands of Somalis pirates imagine what this has been like for them.
Paul and Rachel Chandler were abducted while they were sailing in the Indian Ocean and reportedly freed after payment of a hefty ransom.
Great how hot joining us live in London Greg what is the latest when the story and thank goodness -- people are finally free.
-- -- What a story indeed -- -- -- they happy and do very long saga Paul and Rachel -- we are poll are resting in the UK high commission or embassy residence in Nairobi Kenya and they deserve it they should be heading home to England tomorrow.
This after as you noted being nabbed off the east African coast in their yacht.
Being held in captivity by pirates for thirteen months despite beatings and living very hard in the Somali brush we are told that all sixty.
Rachel 56 are in good shape.
As for that ransom we've been speaking to people very close to that talks the ongoing months long talks involving their -- we're told a ransom amount has about 800000 dollars that the first one was paid to the pirates in June and then they reneged on the deal and then the second -- -- Just in the last couple of days.
That money coming from family from friends from Somali even although they're denying it possibly UK government we are told the talks were not easy involved all lot of different players what is easy to see though is the joy on the faces of Paul and Rachel let's listen what -- -- to say yesterday.
Bittersweet Martha however for the Chandler's.
Just after they're released.
Paul Chandler learned of the death.
Of his father is 99 year old father.
Four months prior also quickly bittersweet for the 500.
Hostages which still remain in captivity the pirates still fairly busy along that coast and in Somalia back.
-- -- situation to be stopped Greg thank you very much Greg Palkot reporting from one.
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