43 EUROPE-BOUND NIGERIANS, GHANAIANS DROWN IN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Written by on January 21, 2021

A EUROPE-BOUND MIGRANT BOAT CAPSIZED IN ROUGH SEAS OFF THE COAST OF LIBYA ON TUESDAY CLAIMING THE LIVES OF AT LEAST 43 PEOPLE, INCLUDING NIGERIANS AND GHANAIANS.

THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM) AND THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR) REPORTED THE SHIPWRECK ON WEDNESDAY, THE FIRST THIS YEAR.

THE TWO AGENCIES SAID THAT TEN SURVIVORS HAVE BEEN RESCUED AND BROUGHT TO SHORE. THE BOAT, WHICH EMBARKED IN THE EARLY HOURS OF TUESDAY FROM THE CITY OF ZAWIYA, REPORTEDLY CAPSIZED WHEN ITS ENGINE STOPPED JUST A FEW HOURS AFTER DEPARTURE, THE IOM AND UNHCR SAID


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