Over 75 illegal immigrants drown off Libyan coast: IOM

TRIPOLI — The Worldwide Group for Migration (IOM) on Saturday stated greater than 75 unlawful immigrants have drowned at sea off the coast of western Libya, whereas making an attempt to achieve Europe.


“Over 75 migrants drowned on Wednesday after departing from Libya in line with 15 survivors rescued by fishermen and dropped at Zuwara,” IOM tweeted.


“This newest tragedy brings the variety of lives misplaced within the Central Mediterranean this yr to over 1,300,” IOM stated.

Libya has been struggling insecurity and chaos because the fall of the late chief Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, making the North African nation a most well-liked level of departure for unlawful immigrants who wish to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores.

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