At least 12 Ethiopian migrants die in Mozambique road accident

Thursday June 21 2018

A road accident. At least 12 suspected Ethiopian illegal migrants have died in an accident after a lorry they were travelling in it overturned in Mozambique’s Tete Province, on June 16, 2018. FILE PHOTO | NATION


At least 12 Ethiopians died and a dozen others injured in a road accident in Mozambique’s northwestern Tete province on Saturday, the police said.

Mozambican authorities said the suspected illegal migrants were in lorry that was also ferrying tobacco when it overturned in Tsangano district.
Local media reported that the driver took off after the accident.

The southern African country is a major transit route for migrants, used by human traffickers to ferry Ethiopians and Somalis to South Africa.

Last year, Mozambique deported at least 4,000 foreign nationals in a crackdown against illegal migration.