Skip to main content

At least 49 migrants dead, 140 missing off Yemen coast, IOM says

1 min

The U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday that at least 49 migrants had died and 140 others remained missing after their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen, revising higher an earlier toll from local officials.

The boat travelling from Somalia was carrying Somali and Ethiopian passengers © Mena Today 

The U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday that at least 49 migrants had died and 140 others remained missing after their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen, revising higher an earlier toll from local officials.

The boat travelling from Somalia was carrying Somali and Ethiopian passengers, the International Organization of Migration statement said. Among the dead were 31 women and six children, it said.

Reporting by Emma Farge

Related

Subscribe to our newsletter

Mena banner 4

To make this website run properly and to improve your experience, we use cookies. For more detailed information, please check our Cookie Policy.

  • Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.