In the Mediterranean sea capsized the boat, which was carrying about 250 people
The tragedy could claim the lives of 150 people.
The wreck happened in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Libya. There capsized wooden boat with migrants, said on Thursday, 25 July, the representative of the Navy Libya, according to Reuters.
Killed about 150 people. “The worst tragedy in the Mediterranean this year has just happened,” commented the UN high Commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi.
Another 134 people were rescued by the coast guard and local fishermen.
On Board of the ship there were about 250 people, mostly from Eritrea and other countries of Africa South of the Sahara and Arab countries.
Libya is a hub for migrants and refugees, many of whom are trying to get to Europe on ships.
According to the official representative of the UN Agency for refugees Charlie Yaxley, due to the recent shipwreck death toll in the Mediterranean this year exceeded 600 people, which led to the fact that 2019 will be the sixth in a row with more than 1,000 deaths.
“Not until we look at the reasons why people go on a dangerous voyage in boats, unfortunately, this is unlikely to be the last tragedy like this that we see,” said Yaxley.
As previously reported, the crew of the cargo ship Elhiblu-1 in the Mediterranean rescued more than hundreds of migrants tried to reach Europe from Libya.
Water was rescued 108 people who turned out to be ungrateful saved, because the tanker did not think to take them to the coveted Europe.
When the immigrants realized that the Europe they can not see as their ears and drop them again in Libya, seized the ship. Migrants-the pirates sent a ship to Malta. However, the Maltese authorities immediately announced that they do not intend to let the refugees into the country and will not stick to the tanker to its shore.
The accident has spoken and the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Salvini. He noted that people did not like someone who is in distress and needs help. “They are real pirates, and they will only see Italy through binoculars,” – said Prime Minister, adding that the ship was also not allowed to stick to the Italian shore.