38 dead, 100 missing after boats capsize

31 Jan, 2019 - 00:01 0 Views
38 dead, 100 missing after boats capsize

The Herald

NAIROBI. —  More than 100 migrants are believed missing and 38 confirmed dead off the coast of Djibouti after two boats capsized, the UN migration agency said yesterday.

The overcrowded boats, had set sail on rough seas when they capsized shortly after departing Djibouti, said Lalini Veerassamy, chief of mission in Djibouti for the International Organisation for Migration.

Djibouti’s coastguard is continuing its search for survivors, she said, adding that beyond the IMO’s rough estimate it was not clear how many more migrants might be missing.— Reuters.

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