Over 75 illegal immigrants drown off Libyan coast: IOM – Tripoli News

“Over 75 migrants drowned on Wednesday after departing from Libya according to 15 survivors rescued by fishermen and brought to Zuwara,” IOM tweeted on Saturday.

“This latest tragedy brings the number of lives lost in the Central Mediterranean this year to more than 1,300,” IOM added.

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

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