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5 dead, 50 missing as smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea.

At least five migrants drowned and 50 went missing Thursday when smugglers forced 180 Africans off a boat bound for Yemen, a day after a similar incident left 50 dead, the International Organization for Migration said. Twenty-five people were being treated for injuries on a beach on Yemen's Red Sea coast,

the UN migration agency told reporters. It could not immediately confirm the nationalities of the casualties. Despite a war that has left over 8,300 people dead since March 2015, Yemen continues to draw migrants from the Horn of Africa seeking work in the prosperous Gulf countries further north.

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