Migrants die in Yemen boat sinking

09 March 2014

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Forty-two African migrants have drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen, according to officials.

The boat overturned off the coast of Beer Ali, in the southern Shabwa province, the ministry of defence said on its news website.

A Yemeni naval patrol saved at least 30 people who were taken to a refugee camp in the town of Mayfaa, it said.

Every year thousands of Africans make the perilous journey to Yemen in crowded boats. Hundreds have died.

BBC


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