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57 Ethiopians died in an immigration ship overturn accident

Xinhua News Agency, Addis Ababa, Feb. 5 The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a notice on the 5th that 57 Ethiopian citizens died in a dumping accident in the Djibouti offshore ship and another 16 Ethiopian citizens were rescued.

On January 29, two ships carrying immigrants were overturned off the coast of Djibouti. The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that after the accident, Ethiopia sent an accident investigation team to Djibouti to confirm the specific circumstances of the death and rescue of Ethiopian citizens.

According to media reports, one of the two immigrant ships carries about 130 people, and the number of other ships is unknown. These people originally planned to arrive in Yemen from Djibouti through the Mande Strait. The overload of the ship and the large winds and waves in the accident area are important reasons for the accident.

In recent years, a large number of illegal immigrants from countries such as Ethiopia and Eritrea have traveled to the Arabian Peninsula through the Mande Strait between Djibouti and Yemen to seek employment.

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