GENEVA (Reuters) – About 40 individuals are feared useless or lacking after the most recent wreck of a ship carrying migrants sure for Europe off the coast of Libya, whereas about 60 folks might have been rescued, U.N. refugee company spokesman Charlie Yaxley mentioned on Tuesday.
“Horrible information coming in of doubtless massive lack of life in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya,” Yaxley mentioned in a tweet, including that particulars have been nonetheless sketchy.
“Round 60 folks have been rescued and returned to shore. No less than 40 individuals are estimated to be useless or lacking.”
Unseaworthy vessels overloaded with migrants making an attempt to succeed in Europe repeatedly capsize off Libya. Final week greater than 100 folks died, and a ship with about 250 capsized final month.
1000’s of individuals per 12 months have died within the Mediterranean from amongst a whole bunch of hundreds trying the crossing from North Africa to Europe in recent times, though the quantity making the voyage has been declining.
Reporting by Tom Miles; modifying by Stephanie Nebehay