Three Dead, 28 Missing due to Migrant Boat Sinking off Yemen: UN says
The United Nations has announced that three people were killed and 28 others missing, when a boat carrying African migrants sank off Yemen late last month.
The United Nations Migration Agency said in a statement that the overcrowded boat was carrying 30 East African migrants who left Djibouti for the west coast of Yemen on October 30.
Eyewitnesses told the international organization that the boat quickly sank “due to the tides and rocks.”
The organization added that three bodies had been recovered.
According to United Nations statistics, about 54,000 migrants have left the Horn of Africa, heading to the Arab Gulf states, since the beginning of this year.