UN: 150 people killed in a Libya shipwreck
Up to 1 hundred and fifty folks are feared to possess been killed in a shipwreck off the northwestern Libyan coast, based on the United Nations Refugee agency. Another 150 passengers were reportedly rescued
The ship embarked from the populous city of Khoms, about 75 miles (120 km) east of Tripoli, plus some 300 were regarded as aboard, in line with the reports. It really is still unclear whether a couple of vessels were mixed up in wreck.
Survivors were taken up to safety by local fishermen and the Libyan coastguard, UN spokesman Charlie Yaxley said.
Libya is really a hub for migrants seeking entry into Europe, many wanting to traverse the Mediterranean in constructed or overcrowded vessels crudely, which range from decrepit ships to inflatable rafts. Thursday’s wreck, if confirmed, year will be the most deadly accident in the Mediterranean this. Year last, over 2,000 migrants died attempting to make exactly the same journey.
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