Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hundreds Drown As Two Over Crowded Refugee Boats Sink Off Libya

The Guardian: Hundreds dead as boats sink off Libya, survivors tell UN

At least 240 people killed as two boats sink in Mediterranean, survivors tell UN refugee agency on Italian island of Lampedusa

At least 240 people are feared to have drowned in the southern Mediterranean, bringing the annual total to 4,220 – the highest in the Mediterranean on record.

About 100 people drowned when an inflatable dinghy capsized shortly after leaving the Libyan coast on Wednesday, some of the 29 survivors told the UN refugee agency. A further 140 are thought to have drowned in a second incident in another rubber boat early on Thursday morning. Only two people appear to have survived the second tragedy.

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More News On Hundreds Drowning As Two Over Crowded Refugee Boats Sink Off Libya

U.N. says 239 migrants die in two shipwrecks off Libya -- Reuters
Migrant crisis: 'Hundreds dead' in shipwrecks off Libya -- BBC
Twin shipwrecks kill hundreds of refugees off Libya, survivors say -- DW
Hundreds of refugees drown in the Mediterranean Sea -- The Independent
More than 240 migrants drown when two overcrowded rubber dinghies capsize in the Mediterranean -- Daily Mail
'Up to 240 migrants drown' in shipwrecks off Libyan coast -- SKY News
Over 200 Migrants Dead in Shipwrecks Near Libya -- VOA
Hundreds feared dead in refugee shipwrecks off Libya -- Al Jazeera

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