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>> A UN agency says smugglers have deliberately drowned over 100 migrants in two separate incidences off the coast of Yemen. These images provided by the International Organization for Migration whose staff found the shallow graves of 29 migrants during a routine patrol on Wednesday. Around 120 mostly teenage passengers had been forced from a boat, as smugglers who were apparently spooked by security officials.
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Dozens are still missing. IOM and chief of mission that are on the book says the team then patrolled the same area on Thursday and came across a similar scene. There's probably about 150 people this time. So a little bit more than yesterday. There were less people. There were 22 we met, or 23.
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They were the same age, same profile.>> 55 people are presumed dead in the latest incident. The migrants are believed to have been fleeing Somalia and Ethiopia, heading to war-torn Yemen in order to seek opportunities in gulf countries. Already this year, the IOM says 55,000 migrants from the Horn of Africa have taken the hazardous route.
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But, this is the first time a situation like this has been seen in Yemen.>> It's maybe linked to the fact that there is reinforcement of control>> At the borders and that smugglers are panicking but the reaction is actually worse. Because instead of preventing them entering, they basically continue their business by killing people.