Coast Guard: More than 80 feared dead after boats capsize off Yemen coast
January 3rd, 2011
02:19 PM ET

Coast Guard: More than 80 feared dead after boats capsize off Yemen coast

More than 80 people are feared drowned after two boats capsized off the coast of Yemen, the coast guard in Aden said Monday.

Yemen's Interior Ministry confirmed the incident on their state-run news site, adding that the two boats capsized in two different accidents and at two different sites.

According to a report on the official website of Yemen’s ruling party, three survivors have been recovered, all Somalis, from a boat that carried 46 people. The second boat was believed to have 35 to 40 people aboard. Most of those missing are thought to be from Ethiopia.

Search efforts were underway for any more possible survivors, coast guard officials are quoted as saying.

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  1. Andre


    January 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mo

    it is news worthy as 80 human beings lost there lives. Based on john andrews comments, i suspect he must be evil.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Andre

    January 3, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. linda boyd

    God bless all who lost their lives and the family they left behind.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. youwillneverknow

    I have nothing to comment here...

    January 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Flash

    Unfortunately it was probably overloading that caused the accident. We'll sell you seats on a boat to a better life but if we sell enough that better life won't last very long.

    January 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mike

    *Feared* dead? Who's afraid of dead Yemeni?

    January 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pat B.

    O.K., to be perfectly honest, this is a tragedy. But I would rather see eighty somalis dead than one American. Over the past twenty years the Earths pop. has doubled, and if it doubles again we WILL NOT be able to feed ourselves. That's because the world steps in to help all the third world countries. Respectable, but nature takes its course one way or another. Let it's course carry it through useless places.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Matt

    You known the situation is bad somewhere when there is people running away to Yemen.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack in NY

      I rather see them running to Yemen instead of my hometown. They are inocent now, but they will strike once they get to Western Countries. Can not trust those people period. Europe stay out and don't help them!

      January 3, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bleh

    The troll is baaaacccckkkk! Hide your s/n's!!!

    January 3, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Like that

    I love the internet. The only place where tragedy is cause for jokes and humor. A warm place where even the most disheartening news is subject to ridicule.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lady D

      @ Like that; I agree, so sad, sad, sad!

      January 3, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lady D

    OMG! Life is life, regardless of creed, nationality or otherwise, we must respect the dead.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |

    arent pirates suppose to be able to swim?

    January 3, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. brianNH

    new take on old joke – what do you call 80 dead Yemenis/Somalis/terrorists/pirates? "A good start"

    January 3, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sandra LeVin

    Sorry, but I don't feel bad about this – as Pat B pointed out, earth's population is straining the planet to the limits. People are organisms -eat, defecate, reproduce, die. Some die sooner than others. So what?

    January 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
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