Migrants drown

GENEVA - Six African migrants drowned and 11 more are presumed dead after smugglers in the Gulf of Aden forced their passengers overboard in deep water, the UN refugee agency said yesterday.

GENEVA - Six African migrants drowned and 11 more are presumed dead after smugglers in the Gulf of Aden forced their passengers overboard in deep water, the UN refugee agency said yesterday.

A smuggling boat was carrying 40 Somalis and 12 Ethiopians when it approached Yemen's coast on Friday. But smugglers noticed police onshore and panicked, forcing the passengers overboard. - Sapa-AP

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