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Up to 200 migrants ‘may be dead’ after Libya sinking

A boat carrying migrants from Africa to Europe has sunk off the Libyan coast and officials now fear that up to 200 people may have died.

The boat reportedly set off from the western town of Zuwara, and supposedly had around 400 people on board.

By the late evening, the Libyan coastguard had saved around 200 people and 147 were taken to a detention facility for illegal migrants in Sabratha, west of Tripoli.


Libya has been struggling with the flow of migrants and has been detaining people in makeshift detention centers.

According to the UN, roughly 2,400 migrants have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year.

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