Over 60 Migrants Killed In Shipwreck Off Libya

Afimag.com –

No fewer than sixty-one migrants, including women and children, have drowned in a tragic shipwreck off the coast of Libya.

This was announced by the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) via a social media publication on December 17, 2023.

According to the IOM’s Libya office post on X, about 86 migrants on boarded the boat.

It said, “61 migrants including women and children drowned following a tragic shipwreck off Libya.

“According to the survivors, the boat with around 86 people left the libyan shores from Zwara. The central Mediterranean continues to be one of the world’s most dangerous migration routes.”

At the time of filing this report, the identities of the migrants have not been disclosed.

Libya is a key transit point and thousands of people go there annually in a bid to get to Europe, in search of greener pastures.

Many migrants die yearly during such journeys.

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