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UPDATED: Survivors Confirm 500 Dead in Latest Mediterranean Tragedy - Migrant Report

21.4.16

UPDATED: Survivors Confirm 500 Dead in Latest Mediterranean Tragedy - Migrant Report: Teams from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and IOM interviewed the survivors (37 men, three women and a three-year-old child) who were rescued by a merchant ship and taken to Kalamata, in the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece on 16 April. Those rescued include 23 Somalis, 11 Ethiopians, 6 Egyptians and a Sudanese.

“The survivors told us that they had been part of a group of between 100 and 200 people who departed last week from a locality near Tobruk in Libya on a 30-metre-long boat,” UNHCR said in a statement issued on Wednesday.


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