42 African migrants die in Yemen boat sinking

Mar 10, 2014, 6:49 AM EDT
Yemeni coast guard patrol the harbour at the port city of Aden on October 20 2008.
AFP/File, Khaled Fazaa

At least 42 illegal African migrants drowned in the Arabian Sea off the southern coast of Yemen late on Sunday, the defense ministry said on its website. The ministry's September 26 website quoted a local official in Shabwa province as saying the migrants drowned off the coastal town of Bir Ali. A naval patrol managed to rescue 30 other migrants, the source said, and were taking them to a refugee camp in the town of Mayfaa.
At least 42 African migrants drown off Yemeni coast: Defence Ministry [Reuters]
Scores of African migrants drown off Yemen [Aljazeera]