At least 100 migrants were crammed on the smugglers’ boat that left the port of Bossaso in Somalia on Tuesday, travelling through the night.
The boat overturned in high waves in the Gulf of Aden at around 5:00 am as it approached its destination.
IOM staff reported that 37 where men and 9 women and 16 remain missing, presumed dead
The agency say that they were believed to all be Ethiopian.
Survivors say passengers, who were without life jackets in the smuggler’s boat, started panicking as high waves struck close to the shore.