Dozens of migrants feared dead after a boat sank off the coast of Yemen


(Archive) A boat carrying migrants in Aden

photo released, AFP

It was reported that a boat carrying African migrants sank off the coast of Yemen, amid fears that dozens were killed in the accident.

Fishermen in the Yemeni province of Lahj told AFP that they pulled 25 bodies out of the water near the Ras al-Ara area.

A local official indicated that a boat carrying between 160 and 200 people capsized in the area two days ago.

The International Organization for Migration said it was verifying reports that a boat carrying a large number of migrants had sunk.


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