The Gulf of Aden continues to be a death trap for African migrants who risk all in flimsy boats to try and reach Yemen. Recent poor weather has caused several fatal accidents, the Somali consul in Aden, Hussein Haji, said. Dozens of African migrants have died so far in June while trying to reach the 2,500km-long Yemeni coast, according to Haji. He told press that on June 8 a vessel carrying 120 passengers ? equal numbers of Somalis and Ethiopians ? had been adrift in international waters between Somalia and Yemen. Haji said the passengers had had nothing to eat or drink, and that eight people had died as a result. (IRIN)

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