8 people drown and 22 missing off Yemen coast

GENEVA - Eight people have drowned and 22 are missing and presumed dead after two boats heading from Somalia to Yemen encountered troubles at the weekend, the United Nations said yesterday.

GENEVA - Eight people have drowned and 22 are missing and presumed dead after two boats heading from Somalia to Yemen encountered troubles at the weekend, the United Nations said yesterday.

One boat, which capsized, carried 40 Somalis, only 20 of whom made it to shore in Yemen, and the second boat with 23 people saw eight drown and two go missing, presumed dead. - Sapa-dpa

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