2 Nigerians Survive As 126 Other Illegal Immigrants Die In The Sea Trying To Get To Italy

at 11:27 PM, 19 Jun 17 (2 months ago)
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At least 126 migrants were feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya while trying to make the perilous crossing to Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday.

According to four survivors, the migrants left Thursday from Libya but their inflatable boat sank several hours into the journey, IOM spokesman Flavio Di Giacomo said.

The survivors said traffickers intercepted their boat shortly after setting off and stole their engine.

"The boat, which was already overloaded, quickly began taking on water and sank," Di Giacomo said.

The four survivors -- two Sudanese and two Nigerian nationals -- were picked up by Libyan fisherman who handed them over to another migrant boat making the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing.

Di Giacomo said the survivors were finally rescued by the Italian coast guard and taken to Sicily along with about a thousand others who have been rescued in recent days.

Italy has registered more than 65,000 migrant arrivals since January, up nearly a fifth from the same period last year.

More than 1,800 people have died attempting the crossing since the start of the year, according to IOM figures.
Haso112 at 02:11 AM, 20 Jun 17 (2 months ago)
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''These people just no dey hear word, is this risk actually worth it?''
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kaposky at 02:28 AM, 20 Jun 17 (2 months ago)
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NO REST IN PEACE FOR THE DEAD,BECAUSE THIS IS INTENTIONAL SUICIDE MISSION
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chukkychukky at 09:37 AM, 20 Jun 17 (2 months ago)
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why are dis fools taking worthless risk?
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ruthie at 09:54 AM, 20 Jun 17 (2 months ago)
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NAWA O! ABI THEM NO DEY HEAR SAY PEOPLE DEY DIE
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osayan1 at 05:37 AM, 21 Jun 17 (2 months ago)
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it is well,ok tell watin dey pursue dem frm dis country
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