More than 100 African migrants who were floating on an inflatable dinghy have died in a wreck off the Libyan coast on Saturday.
Three survivors who were rescued by the Italian Navy and brought to shore in the Italian island of Lampedusa told the aid workers that 117 migrants had died. “Survivors told us that they had about 10 women on board, and one of them was pregnant,” Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration, said. The migrants were believed to have been from countries in West Africa and Sudan.
The dinghy set out on Thursday from the coastal town of Garabulli, Libya, west of Tripoli, and in about 10 hours started deflating and taking on water, survivors told humanitarian workers.