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Possible 117 migrants died in bootongeval for Libyan coast

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A new accident with a boat last Friday for the Libyan coast may 117 human lives. Reports that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Saturday on the basis of witnesses.

Three people could be saved by the Italian coast guard. They were suffering from hypothermia and were taken to the island of Lampedusa, says Flavio Di Giacomo of IOM.

“The survivors shared us that there are 120 people in the dinghy were in the night of Thursday to Friday from Libya was left,” says Di Giacomo. “After ten to eleven hours at sea began, the boat is empty to walk, and sink. The people are in the sea, fallen, and drowned.’

According to the witnesses, there were ten women and two children on board the sunken boat. The youngest victim was two months old. One of the women would have been pregnant.

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