Bodies of suspected migrants who died after their boat capsized off the Coast of Djibouti on Monday. Reuters
Sixteen children were among the dead, spokeswoman Yvonne Ndege said. She said 14 people survived.
"The smugglers have not yet been found,” she said.
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Olivia Headon, the IOM’s spokeswoman in Yemen, has said the migrants were returning from Yemen because of the dire situation in the Arab world’s poorest country, wrecked by war.
"They were so desperate to leave Yemen they put their lives back into the hands of unscrupulous smugglers,” she said.
Many people seek to make the voyage from Ethiopia and Somalia to Yemen and on to richer Gulf countries as they flee poverty and insecurity in search of work. But the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges force some to turn back.
The United States Coastguard and a fleet of volunteers were deployed to search for the 18 crew on board after the vessel capsized in a storm near Port Fourchon, about 160 kilometres (100 miles) south of New Orleans.
A small boat carrying African migrants off the coast of southern Mexico sank on Friday, leaving two people dead and one missing, authorities said.
Regional police spokesman Joem Javier said the dead were mostly passengers of two ferries that flipped over in sudden wind gusts and powerful waves on Saturday off Guimaras and Iloilo provinces.
Boat crews on nearby vessels recovered the bodies of two children and have rescued 19 people from choppy waters, said Emi Frizer, a local Search and Rescue Agency official. Rescuers were searching for the seven others reported as still missing on Monday.
The police have fished a man out of the Seine River where he dived after ramming a car into a luxury Valentino store and stealing dozens of luxury bags in Paris.
First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing "mild symptoms,” the White House announced on Tuesday. President Joe Biden continues to test negative after recently recovering from the virus but will wear a mask indoors for 10 days as a precaution.
According to the case papers the husband tried to kill his wife but his two children tried to save their mother and one of them called the police.