Fifty-five more migrants feared drowned off the coast of Yemen

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The UN says smugglers forced some 180 Ethiopian and Somali migrants off their boat into rough seas. Over 100 were rescued, five confirmed dead.

It was the second such incident in the past two days.

Some 180 young Ethiopian and Somali migrants, many weakened by hunger and drought in their home countries, were forced from a boat into rough seas off Yemen by smugglers on Thursday, and 55 were presumed to have drowned, the…

KK1 1aIt was the second such incident in as many days off Shabwa province in southern Yemen, where 50 teenage African migrants were “deliberately drowned” on Wednesday by a smuggler who forced 120 passengers off his boat, the…

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