UNHRC: 55 drowned off Somali coast after boat capsizes

By REUTERS
December 20, 2012 19:15

NAIROBI - Fifty-five people were drowned, or missing and presumed to have drowned, after an overcrowded boat capsized off the Somali coast on Tuesday, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement that it was the worst such incident in the Gulf of Aden since February 2011 when 57 Somali migrants perished while attempting to reach Yemen.


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