Smugglers Force 150 Overboard Off Yemen

100 feared dead
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 11, 2008 8:41 AM CDT
Some managed to swim to shore.   (©D?vid)
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(Newser) – At least 100 people, mainly Somalis, are missing and feared dead after being forced off a people-smuggling boat near Yemen, Reuters reports. The boat had been carrying 150 passengers when it left Somalia to cross the Gulf of Aden nearly three days ago, said survivors. Some 47 people managed to swim to a beach.