At least 21 Ethiopian migrants killed as boat capsizes off Djibouti | EUROtoday

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At least 21 migrants have been useless and 23 others lacking after a ship capsized off the coast of Djibouti, the UN migration company mentioned.

The boat was carrying 77 folks, together with youngsters, throughout the Red Sea from Yemen to Djibouti on Tuesday, the International Organisation for Migration mentioned.

At least 33 folks have been rescued, with lots of the survivors requiring transport to a hospital in Djibouti for remedy. Search continues for the lacking.

Those rescued and handled have been repatriated to Ethiopia, the company mentioned.

Thousands of migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia have been leaving for higher work alternatives in Saudi Arabia and different Gulf nations. Many are killed as they undertake harmful voyages throughout the Red Sea and lots of get stranded in Yemen the place they reside in harsh situations, the migration company mentioned.

A capsized boat is seen close to the coastal city of Obock in northeastern Djibouti Tuesday (AP)

Tanja Pacifico, head of the company’s Djiboutian workplace, sounded concern over rising shipwrecks off the Djibouti coast. “What is exceptional is that is we had another shipwreck with 38 Ethiopian nationals just less than two weeks ago,” Ms Pacifico instructed Reuters.

“These numbers have been increasing over the past few months.”

Another boat had capsized in the identical waters on 2 April, leaving 38 migrants useless.

Ms Pacifico mentioned all of the useless within the newest tragedy have been Ethiopians.

Berhanu Tsegaye, Ethiopia's ambassador to Djibouti, condoled the deaths.

“Illegal travel from Djibouti to the Middle East countries is extremely dangerous and we are constantly losing the lives of our citizens,” he mentioned.