Close to 200 Reported Dead in Red Sea Migrant Boat Sinking

The Sudanese Media Centre reported on Tuesday that a boat carrying migrants from Sudan to Saudi Arabia caught fire and capsized near Atibia, Sudan.  The report said the boat was carrying Somalis, Eritreans, Ethiopians, and Sudanese.  197 persons were reportedly killed and three rescued.  Al Jazeera reported that the accident may have occurred this past Saturday.

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