From The Guardian:

29 migrants are dead and another 22 missing after smugglers forced them off their boat and into the water off the coast of Yemen. The migrants were from Ethiopia and Somalia and their graves, dug by survivors, were discovered on a beach in Shabwa by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The IOM is currently providing care to the survivors on the beach.

“The smugglers deliberately pushed the migrants into the waters since they feared that they would be arrested by the authorities once they reach the shore,” said an IOM emergency officer in Aden.

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