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Saturday, 03 February 2018 - 9:29
90 migrants feared dead in boat accident in Libya
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More than 90 migrants are feared to have drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya on Friday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

The boat, which was taking a commonly used smugglers route to Italy via the Mediterranean Sea, capsized off the coast near the city of Zuwara in the early hours of Friday(Feb.02).

At least three people survived: Two Pakistanis were able to swim to shore and one Libyan was rescued by fishermen.

Ten bodies have washed ashore so far — they are thought to be eight Pakistanis and two Libyans.

Survivors told aid workers that most of the migrants on the boat were Pakistanis.

IOM spokeswoman Olivia Headon in Tunis said the boat possibly sank because it was overloaded.

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