May 150 of the migrants have drowned due to change in Libya

A change to the Libyan coast Thursday, possibly to 150 deaths, says the united nations refugee organisation UNHCR on Thursday. More than a hundred others, were saved. It is not yet clear how many migrants were on board.

The wooden building was moved from the Al Khums, 120 kilometers east of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. A spokesman for the Libyan navy says at least 116 people are missing, and 132 others are on board.

“A wooden boat with around 250 people on board, including women and children, sank 5 miles from shore, according to the navy. That is based on the witnesses and the statements of the rescued castaways. The survivors of the shipwreck, among other things, of Ethiopia, and the Sudan.

Doctors without Borders said that according to survivors, about four hundred men were on board. They were, apparently, three of the boats attached to each other, and went to sea. Libya is a major departure point for the migrants, which with the boats, try Europe. The boats are often not seaworthy.

The un High Commissioner for Refugees, the united nations, Filippo Grandi, has responded on Twitter to be shocked. “The worst tragedy in the Mediterranean this year has just taken place,” he wrote.


  • Each and every morning to know what is at night you have missed it? Around midday an update on the most important piece of news? Subscribe to our daily newsletter.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular