100 migrants feared dead in Libya coast

100 migrants feared dead in Libya coast

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has said that it fears a boat packed with migrants has sunk off the Libyan coast with fearing a hundred people dead.

MSF said in a statement on Twitter that they have every reason to fear the worst – that over 100 lives were lost and nobody will ever know for sure.

Libya is a hub for migrants and refugees where many try to reach Europe in unseaworthy boats.

A boat consisting of 250 people was capsized last month off the coast near Komas, east of the capital Tripoli.

Libyan coast guards and local fishermen rescued around 134 people whereas around 115 were missing, bringing the death toll of Mediterranean migrants to over 600 in 2019. That put this year on course to be the sixth year in a row with more than 1,000 deaths.


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