At least 49 migrants dead, 140 missing off Yemen coast, IOM says

By Thomson Reuters Jun 11, 2024 | 6:07 AM

GENEVA (Reuters) – The U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday that at least 49 migrants had died and 140 others remained missing after their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen, revising higher an earlier toll from local officials.

The boat travelling from Somalia was carrying Somali and Ethiopian passengers, the International Organization of Migration statement said. Among the dead were 31 women and six children, it said.

(Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Madeline Chambers)