Libya

11 Illegal Immigrants Drowned Off The Libyan Coast

AAC News – Follow-ups

 

The International Organization for Migration, affiliated with the United Nations, announced that 11 people have drowned off the Libyan coast, as a result of capsizing a rubber boat carrying about 24 migrants on its way to Europe.

 

The international organization said that the tragedy occurred yesterday, Sunday, near the city of Al-Zawiya, in the west of the country. It added that the Libyan Coast Guard saved the lives of 12 immigrants, who are expected to be transferred to a detention center.

 

The organization continued in a tweet via “Twitter”: “The continuing loss of life requires an urgent change to the situation in Libya and the central Mediterranean.”

 

Sunday’s drowning accident is the latest on the migration route across the Mediterranean, after repeated accidents that claimed the lives of many migrants.

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