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The boat left the Libyan coast for Europe on February 17 with at least 120 migrants. The incident took place while migrating from Africa to Europe in the hope of a better life. They sought help for about 15 hours before drowning. Although a ship arrived later, they did not arrive on time. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement on Wednesday. It is said that the boat sank on Saturday. News from ABC News
A joint statement from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the boat left the Libyan coast for Europe on February 18 with at least 120 migrants. Immigrants from war-torn Libya are flocking to Europe illegally in hopes of a better life. The boat sank two days later.
The joint statement said that for about 15 hours, the passengers of the boat kept asking for help in all possible ways. This time six people fell into the water and died, two saw a boat and drowned trying to survive. About three hours later, Voss Triton reached the boat and launched a rescue operation. However, many migrants lost their lives during difficult and complex rescue operations.
The body of only one of the drowned migrants has been recovered. Rescuers rescued the ship and took it to the Italian port city of Porto Empedocole. Three children and four women are still missing.
At least 20,000 migrants and refugees have drowned while trying to reach Europe from Africa since 2014. Of these, more than 16,000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean. The United Nations has called the waterway the most dangerous migration route.