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Scores of migrants drown off Yemeni coast.

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Scores of migrants drown off Yemeni coast.

Aljazeera: AFP, 06 Jun 2014

URL: http://goo.gl/NUYcMf
At least 60 migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia along with two Yemeni crew members drowned on May 31 in the worst such tragedy off the coast of Yemen this year, the UN has said.

"The tragedy is the largest single loss of life of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Yemen via the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden this year," Adrian Edwards, spokesman for the refugee agency UNHCR, said on Friday.

The UN agency said it was still seeking information about the tragedy, but had confirmed that the boat sank last Saturday.