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Over 100 died in boat wreck off Libya Sept. 1-2

More than 100 bird of passages died in early September when their crowded rubber row-boats were wrecked off the coast of Libya, the MSF aid agency on Monday quoted survivors as think.

The two vessels had set out from the Libyan coast early on Sept. 1, each carrying hundreds of thousands of people, mostly African, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a proclamation on its website.

One boat’s engine failed later that day and the other established to deflate, it quoted a survivor as saying. Some survived by clinging to transacting wreckage.

A survivor told MSF that “European rescuers” had come by aircraft and paced life rafts, but migrants remained in the water for hours.

“On our boat, lone 55 people survived. Many people died, including families and striplings. They could have been saved if rescuers had come elder,” MSF quoted the unidentified survivor as saying.

Sudanese, Malians, Nigerians, Cameroonians, Ghanaians, Libyans, Algerians and Egyptians were amidst those on board the wrecked vessels.

Many survivors were taught to the Libyan port of Khoms on Sept. 2 by the Libyan coastguard, MSF judged.

The agency said they faced further ordeals in Libya.

“Scads of the survivors are mourning the loss of their relatives,” it said. “Instead of be paid the support they need, refugees and migrants are arrested and detained in grievous living conditions, without basic safeguards or legal recourse.”

It added: “MSF labours its call to end the arbitrary detention of thousands of refugees and migrants across Libya.”

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