At least eight people died as a result of lack of oxygen in a truck transporting migrants in Northern Libya, while about 90 others suffered asphyxiation, the security directorate of the Libyan city of Zuwara wrote in a tweet, APA reports quoting sputniknews.
On Monday morning, the security directorate received information about a suspicious big truck that was detected to the east from Zuwara. A security forces' team followed the vehicle and stopped it for a check during which about 100 irregular migrants were found inside the truck.
"About 100 irregular migrants suffered asphyxiation due to the presence of gas cans and a long period spent inside a closed truck, which is intended for meat and fish transportation. Eight people suffered asphyxiation and later died, including six children, a woman and a young man," the tweet read.