Boat with African Migrants Sinks Offshore Libya

A boat with around 250 African emigrates trying to reach the European coast sank near Libya.

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As Reuters reports, the boat had sunk near Tajoura, and until now only 26 people have been rescued.

A Libyan Navy spokesperson said that emigrants on the sunken boat were mostly Africans.

Migrants have been leaving North Africa for some time now, mainly heading to Italy. In 2014 alone, around 100,000 Africans have reached Italian shores, Italian government told Reuters.

Subsea World News Staff, September 15, 2014

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