Tuesday, June 15

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At least 45 migrants dead in shipwreck off Libya

At least 45 migrants dead in shipwreck off Libya

At least 45 migrants and refugees have died off the coast of Libya after the engine of vessel they were travelling on exploded, the UN has reported with five children said to be among the deceased. The incident in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Zwara, which occurred on Monday, is the deadliest recorded shipwreck of the year so far according to the agency. Some 37 people, predominantly from Senegal, Mali, Chad and Ghana, are reported to have survived after being rescued by local fisherman and have since been detained. The Libyan coast is often used as a jumping off point for entry into Europe via Italy and Malta. Both the two European nationans and Libya have declared their ports unsafe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, leading to reports of boats in distress bei...
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