70 Ethiopian Migrants Drown in Shipwreck off Yemen Coast

70 Ethiopian Migrants Drown in Shipwreck off Yemen Coast

(AFP) Seventy Ethiopian migrants have drowned after their boat sank near the entrance to the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, the Yemeni Interior Ministry said.

The boat capsized off the port city of Al-Makha, near the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb, the ministry said in a statement posted on its website Sunday. It said the boat sank in bad weather.

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