The Gulf of Aden is similar to the Strait of Sicily. A ship with 160 African immigrants on board capsized yesterday off the shore of the province of Shabwa, in southern Yemen. A local news source, Yemen Akhbar, reported the incident, citing information from several humanitarian organizations that work in the area. The ship, according to sources, had left the Somalian port of Bosaso, and was carrying a hundred Somalis and sixty Ethiopians, many of whom were women and children. It is not yet clear whether rescuers arrived in time or not; at present at least 60 persons are missing.

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