JOHANNESBURG (AP) – More than 130 migration agency said.
The U.N. statement said. Witnesses said the boats were overloaded and the waves after departing.
18-year-old survivor who reportedly boarded a boat with 130 people, including 16 women. There were no immediate details on the second boat.
Thousands of migrants from the region of the turbulent region of Gulf countries.
The crossing is dangerous, with smugglers in some cases forcing migrants overboard before reaching their destination. Others have been fighting for the coastline, where fighting between the coalition and the Houthi rebels.
The U.N. It was a meeting of the local community centers in Somalia and Ethiopia. According to the centers, the vast majority of the migrants were Ethiopian migrants.
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