Over 100 migrants perish in Mediterranean shipwreck
Rome, Nov 18 (IANS/AKI) A total of 103 migrants died when their boat sank in the Mediterranean while their rescue vessel had saved 27 survivors from the shipwreck, medical charity Doctors without Borders reported on Thursday.
“The 27 men who are now on the #Argos were aboard a boat carrying 130 passengers. They are the only survivors. An unacceptable tragedy!” the charity said in a tweet.
A report issued on Wednesday said a total 3,654 migrants and asylum-seekers perished in the Mediterranean from January through October – the deadliest year on record.
The report was compiled by the United Nations refugee agency and several Italian charities.