Libya’s coast guard says dozens of Europe-bound migrants are missing and feared drowned after the rubber boats they were travelling on capsized in the Mediterranean Sea.
An air attack late on Tuesday hit a detention centre for mainly African migrants in the Tajoura suburb of the Libya’s capital Tripoli, killing at least 40 people, according to health and emergency officials
Survivors report fishing vessel coming to their rescue 40 miles of coast of Tunisia/Lorenzo Tondoin Palermo@lorenzo_tondo
As many as 70 people trying to reach Europe from Libya have drowned after their vessel capsized in the deadliest such incident in the Mediterranean since January.
According to survivors, at least 16 of whom were rescued, the boat left Zuwara in Libya, where renewed warfare between rival factions has gripped the capital, Tripoli, in the past five weeks. The vessel capsized 40 miles off the coast of Sfax, south of Tunis, as it headed towards Italy.
Aboard a migrant rescue ship OFF the North African coast of Libya: scared and humiliated – migrants dingy migrants ding through raging seas to reach ‘Graceland’ western Europe