Monday, January 19, 2009

Refugees: Hundreds feared drowned in Red Sea

The head of the U.N. refugee agency's local office, Laila Nassif said two boats carrying some 300 migrants capsized in the Red Sea. The official said another boat with 120 migrants overturned in the Arabian Sea.

Nassif said Saturday that about 110 people from the boats had been rescued. Yemen's official news agency reports Sunday that rescue efforts continue but that many people are still missing and feared to have drowned.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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