In the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Libya crashed 2 ship carrying about 500 passengers. The result of the tragedy about 200 people could die.
At the Libyan port of Zwara crashed 2 ship carrying about 500 migrants, says "Bi-Bi-si". 1st boat which was about 50 passengers sent a distress call early in the morning. Later crashed and 2nd ship, which remained more than 400 people.
According to the statement of state employees, about 201 people were rescued by employees of the Libyan coast guard. But at the same time, when the ship was sinking, many passengers were trapped in the cargo hold.
According to the statement of one of the witnesses of the tragedy, about 100 of the victims were taken to a hospital in the metropolis of Zuara. The exact number killed is not installed, but about could have sunk about 200 people, according to TASS. Official sources also say that 147 people were on the boats were then located in a camp for illegal migrants in the town of sabratha, West of Tripoli.
Among the victims were migrants from Syria, Bangladesh, and several other African States. To the best knowledge of the UN for 2015 were killed 2400 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean sea to reach Europe. Refugees often want to illegally intrude into the powers of Europe through the Mediterranean sea with the assistance of smugglers. Often such movements culminate in the death of passengers.
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