At least 62 migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

World Dec 6, 2019

At least 62 migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

At least 62 migrants traveling on a makeshift boat have drowned off the coast of Mauritania, in the worst loss of life this year along the increasingly traveled Atlantic migration route to Europe. Eighty-three survivors managed to swim to shore after their boat, which was ...

Shipwreck off Libya claimed 400 migrants, survivors say

World Apr 15, 2015

Shipwreck off Libya claimed 400 migrants, survivors say

About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized, survivors said on Tuesday, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where the death toll from shipwrecks has surged this year. The boat, carrying about 550 migrants in total, flipped ...