Yemeni officers say a migrant boat capsized off the coast of war-torn Yemen, leaving dozens of individuals, largely from the Horn of Africa, lacking
ByThe Related Press
November 13, 2023, 6:30 AM
SANAA, Yemen — A migrant boat capsized off the coast of war-torn Yemen, leaving dozens of individuals, largely from the Horn of Africa, lacking, Yemeni officers mentioned Monday.
Khalid al-Subeihi, an official with the Yemeni coast guard within the coastal metropolis of Mocha, mentioned the boat with 75 migrants on board capsized Sunday.
He advised The Related Press that 26 individuals survived however not less than 49 others stay lacking.
One other coast guard official, Lt. Co. Olwan al-Qameri, mentioned the search was nonetheless underway Monday.
Citing an unnamed coast guard official, Yemen’s state-run SABA information company reported that the boat capsized attributable to robust winds and that every one these on board — together with girls and youngsters — fell into the water.
The shipwreck was the newest sea catastrophe involving African migrants looking for a greater life in oil-rich Gulf nations.
1000’s of individuals annually search to make the perilous voyage from Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia to Yemen and on to richer Gulf nations as they flee poverty and insecurity searching for work.