51 illegal Somali immigrants died in northern Mozambique

51 illegal Somali immigrants died in northern Mozambique

Maputo : Mozambique | Feb 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM PST
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MAPUTO: A police spokesman told on Tuesday that a Tanzanian-owned boat was coming from Somalia carrying 129 illegal immigrants, 89 Somalis and 40 Ethiopians, when it sank off the coast of northern Mozambique on February 5, which resulted in to the death of 51 illegal Somali immigrants. The survivors were sent to a refugee centre in Nampula, northern Mozambique.

It is to mention here that promises of a better life in South Africa, the largest economy on the continent, attract scores of immigrants every year, mostly from Africa. Such immigrants try to enter South Africa through northern Mozambique.

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A boat sank off the coast of northern Mozambique
Boat sank off the coast of northern Mozambique
Hafeez Rehman is based in Islamabad, Federal Capital Area, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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