07/05/2011 04:12 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sudan Refugee Boat Sinks Off African Coast, Killing Nearing 200 People

KHARTOUM, July 5 (Reuters) - A boat packed with refugees bound for Saudi Arabia sunk off the Sudanese coast, killing 197 people, Sudanese media linked to the government said on Tuesday.

Only three people were rescued, the state-linked news agency Sudanese Media Centersaid, quoting officials in Port Sudan.
(Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz, writing by Ulf Laessing)

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