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Thursday 21 August  

55 Somalis, Ethiopians dead or missing in boat capsize

Published on 20 December 2012 - 4:39pm
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Fifty-five Somalis and Ethiopians drowned or went missing after their boat capsized off Somalia on Tuesday in the worst such disaster in the area in almost two years, the United Nations said.

The UN refugee agency said Thursday the incident represents "the biggest loss of life" in the Gulf of Aden since February 2011 when 57 Somali refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa drowned while attempting to reach Yemen.

© ANP/AFP

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