UN: 62 African migrants and crew drown in boat tragedy off Yemen

Illegal Somali immigrants rest on a beach in Ahwar in south-central Yemen in this July 3, 2008 picture. (Photo courtesy: Africa Review)

Sixty migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia and two Yemeni crew members drowned last weekend in the worst such tragedy off the coast of Yemen this year, the U.N. said Friday.

“The tragedy is the largest single loss of life this year of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Yemen via the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden,” the U.N.'s refugee agency said.


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