Saturday February 27, 2021

40 migrants drown off Libyan coast

Published : 20 Jan 2021, 23:04

  DF News Desk

Rescued illegal immigrants are seen in Tajura, eastern Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 18, 2020. File Photo: Xinhua.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Wednesday said that some 40 illegal migrants have drowned off Libyan coast, reported Xinhua.

"Some 40 migrants drowned yesterday after their boat capsized off the Libyan coast according to 10 survivors rescued by coastal security," IOM tweeted.

"This loss of life highlights once more the need to re-activate state-led search and rescue operations," IOM said.