90 Migrants Feared Dead in Boat Accident off Libya

The bodies of illegal immigrant lie on the shore of al-Qarbole, some 60 kilometres east of Tripoli on August 25, 2014 after a boat carrying 200 illegal immigrants from sub-Sahara Africa sunk

90 people are feared drowned after a smuggler’s boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libyan coast, says the UN’s migration agency.

Three survivors said most of those who drowned were Pakistan nationals, but this has not been confirmed.

“Ten bodies are reported to have washed up on Libyan shores,” the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a statement.

A spokesperson said Pakistanis were increasingly trying to make the perilous crossing to Italy.

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