Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hundreds of African Migrants drown off Yemen Coast

Hundreds of African Migrants Feared Drowned
London Independent
January 18, 2009

By Sadie Gray

Hundreds of African migrants are feared drowned after their boats capsized in the Red Sea as they tried to reach Yemen.

Some 300 people were believed to be aboard two ships making the perilous crossing from the Horn of Africa, but only 30 had been rescued and a dozen bodies had washed up on the Yemeni coast. Of the 120 migrants on another ship which capsized in the Arabian Sea, only 80 made it to shore...

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