LILONGWE—Malawi police has recovered 35 bodies believed to be Somalis who drowned in Lake Malawi in the northern border district of Karonga.
Police say there could have been as many as 60 Somalis in the boat that was coming from Tanzania with the intention to enter Malawi illegally.
The boat capsized, according to police.
Lately, a number of illegal immigrants, mostly from Ethiopia and war-torn Somalia, have been arrested trying to sneak into the country through uncharted routes.
Karonga District Commissioner, Gasten Macheka, is said to have gone to the area where the bodies were recovered Tuesday to assess the situation.
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