Nearly 50 Somali refugees drown in Lake Malawi

BBC

ome 47 Somali migrants have drowned when their boat capsized on Lake Malawi, police say.

The boat, believed to be carrying 60 people, capsized late on Monday in the remote northern district of Karonga.

Police say the boat arrived from Tanzania.

A BBC correspondent in Malawi says the country has become a key staging post for migrants fleeing drought and conflict in Somalia and Ethiopia trying to reach South Africa.

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