Up to 50 migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ off Yemen, UN says
Published 8:47 am Thursday, August 10, 2017
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the drownings “shocking and inhumane.”
International Organization for Migration staffers found the shallow graves of 29 of the migrants on a beach in Shabwa during a routine patrol, the agency’s statement said. The dead were buried by those who survived.
At least 22 migrants remained missing, the IOM said.