239 refugees drown after 2 ships sink off Libya

239 refugees drown after 2 ships sink off Libya
# 03 November 2016 19:07 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. At least 239 refugees drowned after two ships sank off the Libyan coast, Joel Millman, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), told Anadolu Agency on Thursday, APA reports quoting Anadolu.

 

The two vessels had reportedly been carrying hundreds of refugees when they both capsized in the Mediterranean Sea while en route from Libya to Italy.

 

According to Millman, some 4,220 refugees bound for Europe have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea since the current refugee crisis began.

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