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Libya...Ship with 600 migrants sinks

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  1. afrodenzi

    afrodenzi Platinum Member

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    An overcrowded ship carrying up to 600 people trying to flee Libya sank just outside the port of Tripoli, the UN refugee agency has said, citing witness accounts.
    Aid officials were still trying to confirm the fate of those people after the vessel broke apart Friday in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, UNHCR spokeswoman Laura Boldrini said.
    Witnesses who left the Libyan capital on another boat shortly afterward reported seeing remnants of the sunken ship and the bodies of some passengers floating in the sea, she told The Associated Press.
    Other witnesses saw passengers swimming to shore but it was unclear how many survived, according to the International Organization for Migration.
    Its staff on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa interviewed a Somali woman who said she lost her four-month-old baby in the sinking. The woman swam to shore and managed to board another boat heading to Italy, the IOM said in a statement early today
    A Libyan government spokesman in Tripoli had no comment when asked for information about the sunken refugee ship.

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    Ship 'with 600 people aboard' sinks as refugees flee from Libya - Middle East, World - The Independent
     
  2. SHERRIF ARPAIO

    SHERRIF ARPAIO JF-Expert Member

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    Maskini watu wa watu hawa. 600 folks have died and they are not news in the mainstream media? What a bias!!
    RIP
     
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    Gad ONEYA JF-Expert Member

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    Very sad with such a tragic event.
     
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    Leornado JF-Expert Member

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    This is very sad kwa kweli. Na mbaya zaidi hata hao waliopona na kufanikiwa kuiona Italy, maisha ya kuwa mkimbizi watayaweza kweli?? ukizingatia nchi yenyewe imelemewa na mzigo wa wakimbizi. Kweli tuilinde amani tuliyo nayo yasije tukuta kama haya. I cant imagine being a refugee somewhere, God forbid it.
     
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    Somali woman who said she lost her four-month-old baby in the sinking. The woman swam to shore and managed to board another boat heading to Italy,
    huyuy mdada wa kisomali kanisononesha kweli kweli,sijui yeye nia yake ni kwenda ulaya au ni kukimbia vita vya Libya, but ngoja wahamie huko europr si wanajifana kupenda mafuta ya africa, ningekuwa gaddafi nawapa mmeli kama titanic nahamisha nchi nzima kwenda europe
     
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