16 dead after migrant boat capsized off Djibouti

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No fewer than 16 people have been confirmed dead and 28 others missing in the latest migrant boat disaster off the coast of Djibouti. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) which disclosed this on Tuesday, said accident occurred about two weeks after another boat carrying mainly Ethiopian migrants sank off the Djibouti coast, claiming several dozen lives.

“Tragedy as boat capsizes off Djibouti coast with 77 migrants on board including children,” IOM said in a post on X, without specifying when the latest incident occurred.

“At least 28 missing. 16 dead,” it said, adding that the local IOM branch was “supporting local authorities with search and rescue effort”.

Another boat carrying more than 60 people sank off the coast of Godoria in the northeast of Djibouti on April 8, according to the IOM and the Ethiopian Embassy in Djibouti.

The IOM said at the time the bodies of 38 migrants, including children, were recovered, while another six people were missing.

Officials said the boat was carrying Ethiopian migrants from Djibouti to Yemen.

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