At least 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after their boat reportedly capsized, according to United Nation's migration agency. He said many Pakistanis were believed to be on board.
The survivors, two Pakistanis and one Libyan, talked of around 90 people who likely drowned in the incident.
Survivors told aid workers that most of the migrants onboard were from Pakistan, who formed a growing group heading to Italy, an IOM spokeswoman said.
Migrants from a number of countries have gathered in the port town for years in the hopes of making the short journey over the English Channel to Britain.
She maintained that a large share of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean into Italy are Pakistani.
A Libyan coastguard vessel during a rescue operation last month. It is in Spain, however, where flow of migrants arriving in European Union by sea is increasing.
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