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62 African migrants and crew drown in boat tragedy off Yemen: UN

Published on Jun 6, 2014 5:20 PM

GENEVA (AFP) - Sixty migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia and two Yemeni crew members drowned last weekend in the worst such tragedy off the coast of Yemen this year, the United Nations said on Friday.

"The tragedy is the largest single loss of life this year of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Yemen via the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden," the UN's refugee agency said.