24th August 08:47 AM
At least 65 migrants feared dead after boat capsizes in the Mediterranean
By Semi Turaga
Saturday 11/05/2019
A UN report says six migrants died every day in 2018 trying to cross the Mediterranean [Photo: BBC]

At least 65 migrants are thought to have died after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean off the coast of Tunisia.

There were 16 survivors, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

Survivors say the boat left in Libya on Thursday and ran into trouble during strong waves.

BBC reports about 164 people died on the route between Libya and Europe in the first four months of 2019.

The incident is thought to be one of the deadliest shipwrecks involving migrants since the start of the year.

The survivors were brought to the coast by the Tunisian Navy and are awaiting permission to disembark.

[Source: BBC]


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