Boat with migrants suffers shipwreck: eight dead

World January 6, 2018 17:27

milan - In a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, eight people were killed on Saturday. Dozens of others are still missing, 84 people on board could be saved. The accident is immediately the first deadly incident this year with migrants in the Mediterranean.

The dinghy with migrants was noticed on Saturday morning, reports the Italian Coast Guard in a statement. The Italian navy was also involved in the rescue operation.

The trip across the Mediterranean Sea is the world's deadliest migration route. In 2017, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 3116 migrants lost their lives or were missing.

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