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6 dead, 13 missing as smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea

06:39 EDT 10 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

6 dead, 13 missing as smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen seaSix migrants drowned and 13 went missing Thursday when smugglers forced 180 Ethiopian migrants off a boat bound for Yemen, a day after a similar incident left 50 dead, the International Organization for Migration said. Survivors managed to make their way to Shabwa province, along Yemen's Arabian Sea coastline, which is now under the control of Yemeni troops backed by the United States. An IOM spokesperson in Yemen told AFP the majority of the Ethiopian migrants appeared to be teenagers and young adults.


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