16 refugees feared dead as boat capsizes off Libyan coast

Boat was headed for Italy with 28 Tunisian refugees when it overturned

16 refugees feared dead as boat capsizes off Libyan coast

World Bulletin / News Desk

Sixteen Tunisian refugees are feared dead after a boat with nearly 30  people on board capsized off the Libyan coast Saturday, a local source said.

“The boat carrying 28 Tunisian refugees left the Libyan port city of Sabratha heading for Italy capsized half an hour after sailing. Only 12 people managed to reach the shores,” activist Mustafa Abdulkarim said.

 The fate of 16 others also remain unknown, he added.

Thousands of refugees and refugees attempting to flee wars and harsh economic conditions often to do make the perilous journey to European shores.

According to the International Organization for Migration, during the first half of 2016 as many as 210,643 refugees and refugees managed to reach Europe while 2,859 others drowned in the Mediterranean Sea.

Last Mod: 03 Temmuz 2016, 11:25
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