Yemen: 28 Somali migrants die when boat capsizes
Yemen's Interior Ministry says 28 Somali migrants have died after their boat capsized off the town of Shabwa because of strong wind and high waves, ap reported.
A ministry statement says a coast guard patrol reached the boat and rescued 23 other migrants after the accident Wednesday.
The United Nations refugee agency reported a separate incident on Sunday in which 52 Somalis died after being adrift for 18 days in a smuggler boat ferrying them to Yemen.
Hundreds of Africans die every year trying to reach Yemen, with many drowning or being attacked by pirates and smugglers in the dangerous waters separating Somalia and the Arabian peninsula.