Smugglers throw migrants off boats near Yemen

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the migrants who were forced from boats in two separate 'deeply troubling' incidents were hoping to reach countries in the Gulf via war-torn Yemen.

Smugglers have thrown some 280 migrants into the sea off the coast of Yemen in the last two days, causing at least 56 to drown and leaving over 30 missing, the UN migration agency said Thursday.Survivors - all Ethiopian and Somali migrants - managed to make their way to Shabwa, a southern province along Yemen's Arabian Sea coastline, the International Organization for Migration said.UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the migrants who were forced from boats in two separate 'deeply troubling' ...