Swaziland's police have confirmed that 11 young women and two men died in a road accident at the weekend on their way to an annual ceremony where the king might have chosen one of the women as his wife. Four trucks transporting scores of young women to the traditional Umhlanga Reed Dance collided on Friday near the town of Matsapha on Swaziland's major highway, police spokesperson Inspector Phindile Vilakati told Reuters. An advocacy group based in neighbouring South Africa, the Swaziland Solidarity Network, on Saturday put the death toll at 38.
By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's Mediterranean coast, killing at least 37 people, a local official said on Sunday, the second such fatal accident within days. "We had reports this morning that there are seven bodies of illegal migrants that sank off Khoms (east of Tripoli)...but we don't have any details how many migrants were on board," said Mohamad al-Misrati, a spokesman for the Red Crescent in Tripoli. Volunteers of the Red Crescent were trying to recover the dead but were lacking boats.