Migrant crisis: 28 dead in day of rescues off Libya

Migrant crisis: 28 dead in day of rescues off Libya
 

Twenty-two migrants are said to have suffocated in the hold of an overloaded boat off the Libyan coast.
A photographer who was able to board the stricken wooden boat said more than 1,000 migrants had been crammed aboard.
They were among at least 28 migrants who died in the area on Tuesday, while some 4,655 people were rescued.
The total number rescued over the past two days is more than 10,000, while the death toll is at least 50.
Smugglers have taken advantage of calm weather to push more boats out to sea.
Aris Messinis, a photographer for the French AFP news agency, said many of the dead... read more

 
5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 29
Source: BBC
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