People collect bodies on January 30, 2019, along a beach in Obock, Djibouti, after two migrant boats capsized off the coast. - The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti has risen to 31, the UN migration agency said on January 30, with scores still feared missing. Sixteen people were recovered alive following the sinking, with one survivor telling Djiboutian authorities there were 130 people on his boat. (Photo by Stringer / AFP)
A picture taken on January 30, 2019, shows bodies in body bags collected on beach in Obock, Djibouti, after two migrant boats capsized off the coast. - The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti has risen to 31, the UN migration agency said on January 30, with scores still feared missing. Sixteen people were recovered alive following the sinking, with one survivor telling Djiboutian authorities there were 130 people on his boat. (Photo by Stringer / AFP)
People collect bodies on January 30, 2019, along a beach in Obock, Djibouti, after two migrant boats capsized off the coast. - The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti has risen to 31, the UN migration agency said on January 30, with scores still feared missing. Sixteen people were recovered alive following the sinking, with one survivor telling Djiboutian authorities there were 130 people on his boat. (Photo by Stringer / AFP)
A handout picture taken and released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) shows people searching along a beach for survivors after two boats capsized off the coast in Godoria, Djibouti, on January 29, 2019 and more than 130 migrants went missing. (Photo by - / International Organization for Migration / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT
Redningsarbeidere jobber på strendene i området der båtene kantret, i Obock-regionene nordøst i Djibouti. Foto: Handout fra IOM.

Båtforlis: Fem omkomne funnet tirsdag – fant 47 døde dagen etter

Dødstallene stiger etter et båtforlis utenfor Djibouti tirsdag. Så langt er 52 personer bekreftet omkommet. Vi advarer mot sterke bilder!

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Tirsdag kantret en båt med migranter i Rødehavet, utenfor Djibouti.

Den internasjonale organisasjonen for migrasjon (IOM) opplyser at 16 personer har overlevd.

Samtidig stiger dødstallene drastisk. Mens det tirsdag ble funnet fem døde personer, ble det funnet ytterligere 47 personer onsdag.

Ifølge vitner på stedet skal det ha vært to båter som kantret. De to båtene skal ha vært overfylte, og ulykken skjedde kun en halv time ut i turen.

En 18 år gammel gutt har ifølge IOM fortalt at det var så mange som 130 personer om bord bare i båten han satt i.

– Denne tragiske hendelsen viser hvor sårbare migranter er i sin søken etter et bedre liv, sier Lalini Veerassamy, leder for IOM i Djibouti.

Redningsarbeidere arbeider videre med å finne personene som var ombord i båtene.

Likevel er tallene på de som aldri blir funnet etter slike ulykker, urovekkende høye, opplyser IOM.

Nøyaktig hvor mange som er savnet etter ulykken er heller ikke kjent.