Migrant boat sinks near Libya, scores killed
September 15 , 2014
Dozens of African migrants are feared dead in a boat mishap near the Libyan coast on Sunday, September 14, according to media reports.
The vessel was carrying an estimated 250 people, and only 26 have been rescued, a spokesperson for Libya’s navy said.
Many desperate migrants try to reach Italy after setting off from Libya, but overcrowded and poorly maintained wooden boats have led to hundreds of casualties in the last few years. Around 100 people were killed near Libya in a similar mishap a few weeks ago.