Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Dozens drown after boat capsizes off Egypt's coast

At least 29 people have died and 150 rescued after a boat carrying hundreds of refugees capsized off Egypt's coast.



State news agency MENA reported on Wednesday that the boat capsized off the coast of Kafr al-Sheikh, about 140km north of Cairo, and that search teams were looking for more survivors.

The boat was carrying Egyptian, Syrian, and African migrants, security sources told Reuters news agency. Rescue workers saved 150 people, MENA said.

It was not immediately clear where the boat was headed, though some security sources said they believed it was going to Italy.

More and more people have been trying to cross to Italy from the North African coastline in recent months as the weather improves, particularly from Libya, where people-traffickers operate with relative impunity, but also from Egypt.

Some 206,400 refugees have crossed the Mediterranean this year, according to the International Organization for Migration.

More than 2,800 deaths have been recorded between January and June this year, against 1,838 during the period last year.
Source: Al Jazeera News And Agencies
21/9/16

No comments :

Post a Comment

Only News

Δημοσιεύτηκε από Geo Kok στις Τρίτη, 9 Φεβρουαρίου 2021
Δημοσιεύτηκε από Geo Kok στις Παρασκευή, 5 Φεβρουαρίου 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6zSoc2ntM4

Δημοσιεύτηκε από Geo Kok στις Πέμπτη, 28 Ιανουαρίου 2021

Calculadora para la Cola de Vacunación en México

Featured Post

“The U.S. must stop supporting terrorists who are destroying Syria and her people" : US Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard

US Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard, recently visited Syria, and even met with President Bashar Al-Assad. She also visited the recently libe...

Blog Widget by LinkWithin