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Feared Dead in Mediterranean Shipwrecks

Feared Dead in Mediterranean Shipwrecks

C├ęcile Pouilly, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said almost 250 people are feared dead or missing after two migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea.

TUKO.co.ke understands that an initial incident, which happened on Sunday, March 7, involved a shipwreck off the Libyan coast.

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According to a statement by the UNHCR, about 1,300 people have died or disappeared since the beginning of the year in their bid to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

The U.N. refugee agency reports the first shipwreck happened Friday night, May 5 when a rubber dinghy with 132 people on board sank.

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About 50 were rescued or disembarked in Sicily on Sunday, but some 82 are feared dead.

As the "Central Mediterranean route continues to be particularly risky this year, also for 2016 the United Nations recorded more deaths at sea than ever before". It estimated about 80 people died from the sinking of the dinghy off Italy, and at least 113 died following the shipwreck off the coast near Az Zawiyah, Libya. IOM spokesman Joel Millman feared the better weather is kicking off the Mediterranean's traditional summer migration surge.

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Spanish officials say that about 300 migrants have tried to scramble across the six-meter border fence separating the north African enclave city Melilla from Morocco with many throwing stones and other objects at police.


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