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Friday, 24 July 2015
90 African migrants rescued and more than 40 feared dead after a rickety boat sank off Libya's coast
According to UN and aid agencies, more than 120 migrants, believed to
have been from Sub-Saharan Africa, including Senegal, Mali and Benin
were on the boat when it started taking in water on Wednesday. Over 40
people - including women and children drowned and nearly 90 were
The survivors were picked up hours later by a passing merchant ship and
brought to Sicily on an German military vessel operating in the area.