Ethiopians and Somalis feared drowned in Red Sea
Yemen, Local, 8/12/1997
Fifteen Ethiopian and Somali refugees died when they jumped overboard into the Red Sea, after the Yemeni coast guard intercepted their boat. 36 more who jumped are still missing.
The Yemeni coast guard has recovered 15 bodies of the refugees. Four women were among the bodies fished out of the Red Sea.
29 other people have been rescued or swam to shore from the boat, which carried a total of 80 refugees, mostly Ethiopian.
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