The tragedy occurred early Wednesday morning local time and was discovered by staff from the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration later that day when they were patrolling a beach in Shabwa, a Yemeni governorate along the Arabian Sea.
People who survived the traumatic ordeal reported to authorities that human smugglers forced them into the sea just before reaching Yemen's shores.
Only five bodies have been recovered from Thursday's incident, with 50 reported missing, presumed dead.
There were "many women and children among those who died and those who are still missing", he noted, adding that the passengers' average age was around 16.
According to survivors' testimonies, the smuggler pushed them to the sea after he saw men he perceived as "authority types". Most of those drowned were teenagers.
Twenty-five people were being treated for injuries on a beach on Yemen's Red Sea coast, the United Nations migration agency told AFP.
The narrow waters between the Horn of Africa and Yemen have been a popular migration route despite Yemen's ongoing civil war.
After the smugglers dumped their human cargo, she says they turned back to Somalia to pick up more people and bring them back on the extremely risky, deadly voyage.
Smugglers were pushing migrants into the sea away from the mainland for fear of government boats, amid reinforced border controls, or to avoid encountering armed groups on shore in the war-torn country.
The journey through the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden is particularly unsafe during the current windy season in the Indian Ocean.
But economic and environmental factors in Somalia and Ethiopia, where most of the migrants come from, have left young people feeling there is no future for them at home.
Laurent de Boeck, the IOM's chief of mission in Yemen, told The Associated Press on Thursday that some of the migrants trying to reach Yemen "are not aware at all that there is a war".
It says the journey is particularly risky at this time of year due to high winds in the Indian Ocean.
Despite conflict and a dire humanitarian situation, Yemen is still seen by many Africans as a gateway to the rich Gulf states or Europe, and thousands make their way there every year in crowded boats.
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Bollywood veteran actor Dilip Kumar's health update was given by Doctor Jalil Parkar late on Friday evening. He was admitted to hospital on Wednesday, where his condition has reportedly worsened. "He is stable".
Police homicide detective also charges Fox with racial discrimination saying he has been denied air time and full-time employment. In reality, the young man was gunned down in Washington D.C.in July of a year ago , and his murder is still being investigated.
The government deployed more than 150,000 security personnel, including wildlife rangers, to protect 41,000 polling stations. Secretary of State John Kerry is among thousands of worldwide observers who have been monitoring the election process.
French police have had extended powers since the terror attacks in November 2015 which left 130 people dead. Although a French national, the man was born in Mauritania, an African Arab nation, in 1998.
The original Death Wish received four sequels (all of which starred Bronson) over the course of the next two decades. Directed by Newton native Eli Roth , " Death Wish " arrives in theaters on November 22.
When the copper or copper alloys come into contact with food or liquid with a pH below 6, the copper can leach into it. For the uninitiated, a Moscow Mule has vodka, ginger beer, and lime, and thus is acidic, explains Live Science .
Corriere della Serra said the suspect discovered the model had a young child and considered her unsuitable for sex trafficking. A British model who was put up for auction online after being kidnapped in Milan , according to Italian police.
Sunny skies and a high near 88 are expected Wednesday for Topeka and northeast Kansas, according to the National Weather Service . A broken line of hit-and-miss showers and storms will move from west to east across the Valley through the afternoon and evening.
New Report Claims Usher Does Not Have Herpes
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