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A boat carrying thousands of sheep has sunk off the coast of Sudan on its way to Saudi Arabia

By Munzali Shuaibu Gargai

A ship carrying thousands of sheep has sunk off the coast of Sudan on its way to Saudi Arabia, but the crew have survived, according to authorities.

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The ship reportedly sank in Sudan’s Suakin region on its way to Saudi Arabia.

“The ship, named Badr 1, sank in the early hours of Sunday,” said a Sudanese port official, who asked not to be named.

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“The train was carrying 15,800 sheep more than it could carry,” the official said.

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