A capsized boat is seen near the coastal town of Obock, in northeastern Djibouti Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

The UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) has confirmed the death of 49 people Horn of Africa after their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen.

The director of Rudum district, Hadi al-Khurma said those killed comprised six children and 31 women.

Survivors told rescuers that the vessel, carrying 260 migrants, sank on Monday in strong winds while the search continues for 140 people who are still missing.

Local authorities in Rudum, east of Aden, said that those on board were migrants who use Yemen as a transit point to reach Gulf states.

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