Tripoli sources made a statement that More than 100 migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya, the Libyan navy said on Friday.
As per report the navy also recovered the bodies of three children, and rescued 16 others, Xinhua quoted Libyan navy spokesman Ayob Qassem as saying. Meanwhile as per report their rubber boat was rickety and overcrowded, he added. Furthermore according to one of the rescued migrants, the boat carried around 125 immigrants of different African and Arab nationalities, including dozens of women and children.
Recently Libyan navy rescued nearly 2,000 migrants in the past two weeks
off the country's western coast, and recovered bodies of more than 30 others
drowned at sea. Presently Libya is a preferred point of departure for migrants
who want to cross the Mediterranean toward Europe because of insecurity and
chaos in their countries.
136 people died after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania Accordingly many are missing and it is feared that more than 200 people in total may have drowned. Rescue efforts resumed on Friday after being halted overnight. As per report the MV Nyerere ferry overturned near Ukara Island on its way from Bugorora. Meanwhile it is thought the overloaded vessel tipped over when crowds on board moved to one side as it docked.
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