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At the least 21 Ethiopian migrants killed as boat capsizes off Djibouti

At the least 21 Ethiopian migrants killed as boat capsizes off Djibouti


At the least 21 migrants had been lifeless and 23 others lacking after a ship capsized off the coast of Djibouti, the UN migration company stated.

The boat was carrying 77 individuals, together with youngsters, throughout the Purple Sea from Yemen to Djibouti on Tuesday, the Worldwide Organisation for Migration stated.

At the least 33 individuals had been rescued, with lots of the survivors requiring transport to a hospital in Djibouti for therapy. Search continues for the lacking.

These rescued and handled have been repatriated to Ethiopia, the company stated.

Hundreds of migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia have been leaving for higher work alternatives in Saudi Arabia and different Gulf nations. Many are killed as they undertake harmful voyages throughout the Purple Sea and plenty of get stranded in Yemen the place they stay in harsh situations, the migration company stated.

A capsized boat is seen close to the coastal city of Obock in northeastern Djibouti Tuesday (AP)

Tanja Pacifico, head of the company’s Djiboutian workplace, sounded concern over rising shipwrecks off the Djibouti coast. “What is outstanding is that’s we had one other shipwreck with 38 Ethiopian nationals simply lower than two weeks in the past,” Ms Pacifico informed Reuters.

“These numbers have been growing over the previous few months.”

One other boat had capsized in the identical waters on 2 April, leaving 38 migrants lifeless.

Ms Pacifico stated all of the lifeless within the newest tragedy had been Ethiopians.

Berhanu Tsegaye, Ethiopia’s ambassador to Djibouti, condoled the deaths.

“Unlawful journey from Djibouti to the Center East international locations is extraordinarily harmful and we’re always shedding the lives of our residents,” he stated.

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