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Thirty-eight die after boat capsizes off Yemen

A picture taken on September 26, 2019 shows a view of the Yemeni flagged oil tanker Rudeef GNA, sinking in the waters off Yemen's second city and port of Aden

A minimum of 38 individuals from the Horn of Africa have actually passed away after their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen, regional authorities state.

Survivors have actually informed rescuers that the vessel, which was bring around 250 individuals, sank due to strong winds.

The search continues for almost 100 individuals who are still missing out on.

Regional authorities in Rudum, east of Aden, stated that those on board were migrants, mainly from Ethiopia, who utilize Yemen as a transit indicate reach Gulf states.

Hadi Al-Khurma, the director of Rudum district, informed Reuters news firm the boat sank before it reached the coasts.

“Fishermen and citizens handled to rescue 78 of the migrants, who reported that about 100 others who were with them on the very same boat are missing out on.

“The search is still continuous, and the United Nations has actually been notified of the occurrence,” he stated.

According to the UN, 97,000 migrants gotten here in Yemen from the Horn of Africa in 2015.

The boost has actually happened regardless of the war in Yemen and current Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea.

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