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At least 21 Ethiopian migrants dead after boat capsizes off coast of Djibouti

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At least 21 people have died after a boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti, the UN’s migration agency has said. It was the second fatal maritime accident in two weeks off the Horn of Africa nation, which lies on the perilous so-called eastern migration route from Africa to the Middle East. Another vessel carrying mainly Ethiopian migrants sank in the same area on 8 April, claiming the lives of several dozen people. Tanja Pacifico, the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) chief of mission in Djibouti, said that 21 bodies had been recovered, while 23 people were still missing. Another 33 people survived the disaster, she said. (AFP)

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