At least 90 migrants are reported to have drowned
At least 90 people were feared dead in the latest migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya on Saturday the 3rd of February, says the UN migration agency .
The International Organization for Migration said in a statement. “At least 90 migrants are reported to have drowned, when a boat capsized off the coast of Libya this morning”,
Two survivors from the disaster had swum to shore, while another was rescued by a fishing boat.
The agency has repeatedly issued warnings over the extreme dangers facing migrants who try to reach Europe via the so-called central Mediterranean route, which connects Libya to Italy.218 migrants have already died on the central route in 2018, according to IOM figures.