Boat sinks off Sudan coast, 197 killed: report

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 05, 2011 4:09 PM

KHARTOUM (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 Center said, quoting officials in Port Sudan.

(Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz, writing by Ulf Laessing)