world talking news – At least 46 migrants drown and 16 missing in attempt to reach war-torn Yemen from Somalia
Forty-six migrants drowned and 16 are lacking after their boat capsized off the shore of Yemen on Wednesday, the United Nations Migration Company stated.
A minimum of 100 migrants had been crammed right into a smuggler’s boat that left the port of Bossaso in Somalia on Tuesday, travelling by way of the night time.
The boat overturned in excessive waves within the Gulf of Aden at round 5am (2am GMT) because it approached its vacation spot.
“IOM employees reported that 46 migrants had drowned, 37 males and 9 girls. An extra 16 stay lacking, presumed useless,” the company stated in a press release, including that they had been all believed to be Ethiopian.
“Survivors stated the passengers, who had been with out lifejackets within the smuggler’s boat, began panicking as excessive waves struck near the shore. Because the boat took on water, they had been pitched headlong into the tough seas the place so many succumbed.”