A ship capsized near the coast of Yemen, 38 people were killed

The search continues for almost 100 more people who are missing

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A ship overturned in the water near the Yemeni city of Aden (photo from 2019), Photo: Getty Images
A ship overturned in the water near the Yemeni city of Aden (photo from 2019), Photo: Getty Images
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At least 38 people from the Horn of Africa died when their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen, local officials said.

The survivors told the rescuers that the ship, in which there were about 250 people, sank due to strong winds.

The search continues for almost 100 more people who are missing.

Local authorities in Rudum, east of Aden, a port in Yemen, said the migrants, mostly from Ethiopia, who use Yemen as a transit point to reach Gulf states, were on board.

Hadi Al-Khurma, director of Rudum district, told Reuters that the boat sank before reaching the shore.


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"Fishermen and locals managed to rescue 78 migrants, who reported missing around 100 others who were with them on the same boat.

"The search is still ongoing and the United Nations has been informed of the incident," he said.

According to the United Nations, 97.000 migrants arrived in Yemen from Africa last year.

More and more people were coming, despite the war in Yemen and recent Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea.


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