Dozens of migrants die in shipwreck off Libya - UN

Dozens of migrants die in shipwreck off Libya - UN
# 19 August 2020 22:06 (UTC +04:00)

At least 45 migrants and refugees have died in the largest shipwreck off Libya's coast this year, the UN says, APA reports citing BBC.

They were among more than 80 people on board a vessel whose engine exploded off the coast of Zwara, the UNHCR said.

The deaths were reported by some 37 survivors rescued by local fishermen.

Both the UNHCR and International Organization for Migration (IOM) called for search and rescue efforts to be stepped up.

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