The Guardian Weekly - 2021-11-26


75 migrants feared dead after their boat capsizes

Global Report

More than 75 people were feared dead after their boat capsized in stormy seas off the coast of Libya while attempting to reach Europe in one of the deadliest shipwrecks this year, according to the UN. Fifteen survivors were rescued by local fishers and brought to the port of Zuwara in north-western Libya. They said there were about 92 people on board the vessel when the incident took place on 17 November. Most of those who died came from sub-Saharan Africa. According to aid workers, people smugglers are sending hundreds of people to sea this autumn despite stormy weather, and many of the journeys end in tragedy.


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