Forty-one Boat Migrants Reported Drowned at Sea

According to the International Organisation for Migration, forty-one people have drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Italy by boat from Libya.
Four survivors informed IOM of the tragedy when they arrived at the Sicilian port of Trapani.
The survivors said they were originally from Sub-Saharan Africa and had left the city of Tripoli in Libya on Saturday.
An IOM spokesman said in a statement that they stayed adrift four days on the sea before their boat was wrecked, the IOM spokesman said in a statement.
IOM added, "it appears that the four were found floating in the sea by a helicopter and were then rescued by the military ship Foscari."



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