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August 4, 2021

Boat sinks off Sudan, killing 197 migrants

About 200 people drowned in the Red Sea when a boat carrying mi­grants to Saudi Arabia sank off Su­dan’s coast after catching fire, Su­da­nese media says, according to the BBC. Only three people have been rescued, according to the Sudanese Media Centre, a state-linked news agency. A governing party official told the BBC he believed the passengers were Somalis likely to be fleeing the drought.

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