Migrants Feared Dead In Boat Mishap Off Coast Of Libya

Ninety migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libyan coast

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.

The BBC reported that it was unusual to have Libyans among the dead, as they rarely attempt the risky journey.

Some cases of illegal Libyan migration were documented past year, but they usually involved sturdier boats that were carrying few people.

It attributed the reduction to stricter border controls.

Oxfam said the deal had increased the number of people held in detention centres, and did not do enough to safeguard human rights and worldwide law.

More than 6,600 people crossed the Mediterranean in January - about two-thirds of them to Italy - about a 10 per cent increase from a year before, according to IOM.



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