67 Migrants Including Nigerians Die In The Sea While Attempting To Cross To Europe

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at 05:59 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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67 migrants are feared dead off Libya and the coastal town of Zuwara after more than 3,000 people attempted the crossing between Tuesday and Wednesday. The crew of the Swedish rescue vessel Poseidon discovered around 52 bodies in the hold of a wooden boat from which around 400 people were rescued some 30 miles north of Libya.

They were found close to the engine and are believed to have died from inhalation of engine fumes and asphyxia. Originally, rescuers counted 30 bodies but a spokesman for the Italian coastguard said the real death toll stands at 52.

In a separate incident, another 15 people are feared drowned after their boat capsized around five miles off the coastal town of Zuwara on Wednesday. A spokesman for the coastguard there said they had saved 20 people and recovered three bodies. The survivors, primarily from Nigeria and Ghana, told the coastguard they were traveling in a group of about 40 when their boat overturned in bad weather. They had only travelled some four hours after they left the shoreline.

The coastguard started the rescue at 4am and continued with the search into the afternoon but no more bodies were spotted. The tragedies came during an especially busy day in the waters outside Libya.The Italian coastguard said in a statement that around 3,000 people had been rescued in 10 different operations throughout Wednesday on the central Mediterranean route to Europe. That brings the total number of people rescued since Saturday to about 8,170 people.

Rescuers from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF), the Swedish coastguard and Italian Navy rescued at least 1,800 people between themselves. Most of them were picked up within a square mile some 30 miles north of Zuwara. Around 11am, rescuers from the Poseidon and MOAS were engaged with the boat in which the bodies were discovered when another wooden vessel with 600 migrants appeared on the horizon. An hour later, a dinghy with some 100 people on board was heading towards the rescue vessels.

The result is that some 150 people were left stranded on the wooden boat waiting while the Italian navy vessel Fiorillo made its way to the area because all other vessels in the area were filled to capacity. People started feeling sick provoking a chain reaction, while many more suffered from dehydration. Eventually, a doctor from MSF treated the most pressing cases and rescuers from MOAS supplied water making the wait more bearable.
 
According to Migrant Report, the migrants left Zuwara at around midnight between Tuesday and Wednesday. Most are from Pakistan and Bangladesh and sub-Saharan Africa.
winace at 06:13 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Wat is all dis sef. Jt to travel to anoda slave country, u have to take dis big risk like dis?? Na wa o
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whizspecoy at 06:19 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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And after getting to europe they will discover nothing much in Europe!
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elchymo at 06:59 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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I weep for Africa Cry Cry Cry
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Trueyarn at 07:10 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Wetin una wan tell God,op una no go say nah SAI BABA cause am.bcos nah laziness dey cause all dis trash.put ur brain dwn u go see say 9ja go pay u lyk whitey.
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proly at 07:14 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Taking dis big risk to travel to europE...on reachn there is more sufer..people over there planin on how to cum back...some one will risk his life in the midle oF the nite...inside deep ocean ..all in the name of goin 2 europe..i mean is total madness
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beneno at 07:18 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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RIP
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dickman2 at 08:13 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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as if europe na heaven..make come and see the wonders..
europe is finish my people..nothing dey happen here..even people living in nigeria are more better than some of us here..
nothing dey happen oooh..use your to start something for your self in nigeria ,,coming to europe to do what..come sufer for nothing..
work no dey..even if the work dey..not for africans..not to talk of naija..84 percent of nigerians in europe today are planning to come back home or u die in prison  here..
because lake of work will push u to crime and from there to prison..if u will come back.....na before ....not now....europe that i live today  is finish..go right or left or front or back..nothing dey happen..make una  no come ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh..
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dickman2 at 08:14 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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as if europe na heaven..make come and see the wonders..
europe is finish my people..nothing dey happen here..even people living in nigeria are more better than some of us here..
nothing dey happen oooh..use your to start something for your self in nigeria ,,coming to europe to do what..come sufer for nothing..
work no dey..even if the work dey..not for africans..not to talk of naija..84 percent of nigerians in europe today are planning to come back home or u die in prison  here..
because lake of work will push u to crime and from there to prison..if u will come back.....na before ....not now....europe that i live today  is finish..go right or left or front or back..nothing dey happen..make una  no come ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh..
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igweope at 08:24 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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They are ignorant all they need is orientation.....Europe is No longer they way it used to be
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xtokelly at 08:46 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Hmmmmmmmm I wish una know were una dey come
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angesco at 08:51 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Compared to Africa, Europe IS in a better position if you want to do well for yoursel and family in an honest way. Yes every country has its corrupt people but we should ask ourselves how many refugees from war torn countries (Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq etc) do we see seeking asylum in Africcan nations. How many boat loafs of refugees do we see landing at Bar Beach or in the Niger Delta sea fronts.

The countries from where these people are fleeing are in turmoil. The Nigerisns amongst them must be fleeing from personal problems. Nigeria is currently living in peace times. Bad governance did not start yesterday. It has always been our plight. Despite this millions of Nigerians have made it (in moderation) and bought up their families without resorting to riskingg their lives in boats.

These boat people pay THOUSANDS in dollars to make such trips. Where do they get the money from and who are they?

As we say in Nigeria - POOR MAN NO DEY DIE FOR AEROPLANE CRASH - and now neither in boats trying to cross the sea to Europe!

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Fashoney at 08:55 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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I pray and hoped that our authorities(fed govt)pay attention to this type of news and act fast in providing jobs as promised by dis present administration..people are suffering,youths are dying dey engaged in all sort of things like selling of kidney,while most of em engaged in all sort of evils..
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factfinding at 09:13 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Euro news said the dead body is 200, the total passenger on board is 400.
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gogoman at 09:20 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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chai greener pasture
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ngfineface at 09:26 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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All in the need to move for a better life. Chai
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eoadex2003 at 09:28 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Strange world, wicked world.
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Giftedshady at 11:20 AM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Nawaooo just to get to Europe and start washin dead body. Hhjmmmmm
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dickman2 at 02:47 PM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: Giftedshady on 11:20 AM, 28/08/2015
Nawaooo just to get to Europe and start washin dead body. Hhjmmmmm
u dey mad..nobody dey watch dead body here..na una dey think  like idiots..una think say europe na nigeria where dead body many for road..even wacting deadbody here is not for africans not to talk of naija...no naija go watch dead body..make u come watch am ..
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dickman2 at 02:47 PM, 28/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: Giftedshady on 11:20 AM, 28/08/2015
Nawaooo just to get to Europe and start washin dead body. Hhjmmmmm
u dey mad..nobody dey watch dead body here..na una dey think  like idiots..una think say europe na nigeria where dead body many for road..even wacting deadbody here is not for africans not to talk of naija...no naija go watch dead body..make u come watch am ..
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