After nearly 200 African migrants drowned, boat owners arrestedJuly 6, 2011
Reports say nearly two hundred African migrants have drowned in the Red Sea, when a boat carrying them caught fire and sank.
Media reports quote the Sudanese news agency as saying, the migrants were en route to Saudi Arabia, when their boat sank off the Sudanese coast.
Most of the migrants on board were said to be from Chad, Nigeria, Somalia, and Eritrea, and that only three people were rescued, while efforts were continuing to find survivors.
The reports said the boat had set off from Sudan's Red Sea State.
Meanwhile, four Yemeni nationals, who allegedly owned the boat, are said to have been arrested in Port Sudan state.Tweet