13 dead refugees found on boat off Libya

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Mediterranean migrant crisis: 13 dead refugees found on boat off Libya


A migrant boat carrying 13 dead people among the more than 500 others on board has been rescued off the coast of Libya, an Italian coastguard spokesman told IBTimes UK.

The overcrowded wooden boat was one of the five migrant boats rescued by an Irish naval ship and one operated by the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) aid group as part of the EU’s Triton mission. “The Irish boat [took] the corpses as well as some of the 522 migrants,” the spokesman said. “The rest of the migrants were taken aboard the MSF boat and later transferred to Poseidon, a Swedish ship.”

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Source: ibtimes.co.uk

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