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Mozambique ship wreck claims 50 lives

02-16-2011 16:39 BJT

MAPUTO, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Around 50 people died in a ship wreck off the coast of Mozambique last week, the Mozambique news agency reported Tuesday.

The victims included Somali and Ethiopian nationals who were among 129 people suspected to be illegal migrants on board the vessel. The survivors were taken to refugee camps.

Mozambique has repeatedly become a destination of illegal migrants in recent years, with many planning to enter South Africa from its eastern neighbor. Authorities have intensified crackdown on the illegal activities, which nevertheless hit the headlines occasionally.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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