38 dead, 100 missing after boat sinks in Yemen

Last Updated on June 11, 2024 10:06 am

At least 38 migrants have died after a boat capsized in Yemen’s Aden, a Middle Eastern country. A local official and witnesses confirmed the incident on Monday (June 10) local time.

A boat was traveling from the Horn of Africa to Yemen’s port city of Aden, Reuters reported, citing a local official. At this time, 38 migrants lost their lives in the boat sinking. 100 passengers are also missing.

Hadi al-Khurma, director of Yemen’s Rudum district, told Reuters the boat sank before reaching the shores of Shabwa governorate, east of Aden. Meanwhile, fishermen and local residents managed to rescue 78 people from the spot.

Locals said that about 100 more passengers are missing in this boat. Their rescue is underway.

The Horn of Africa comprises the internationally recognized countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. According to UN data, 97,000 migrants from the Horn of Africa arrived in Yemen last year.

Source: Reuters

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