Coastal forces rescue 69 Somalis after boat capsizes
The operation manager for the coastal forces, Shuja'a Mahdi, said the boat capsized because the refugees were using a small fishing boat to travel from Somalia.
Mahdi said there were 73 people on board; 69 were rescued because their boat was ill-equipped and lacked safety procedures.
Mahdi also said coastal forces always save Somalis from drowning because they overload the boats, resulting in catastrophes.
A statement released Tuesday by the Interior Ministry said the increasing waves and the collision of the boat with a rock resulted in the capsizing. Four people drowned and were buried with the knowledge of the U.N. Refugee Agency. Those who survived were transferred to a refugee camp, according to the statement.
The statement said refugees were moved to the refugee camp in Jawl Al-Raida in Maifa'a district; later, they will later be shifted to the main refugee camp in Kharz in Lahj governorate