Tripoli, Reuters 115 people are expected to be submerged due to a boat filled with migrants in the sea near Libya. Libyan Navy officials said on Thursday that 134 people have been rescued.
The President of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Philippo Grandi, tweeted it as the worst Mediterranean tragedy of the year.
Libyan Navy spokesman Ayub Qasim said that more than 250 people were boarding the boat. Among them were mostly people of Africa and Arab countries. The boat crashed near the Komas located east of Tripoli.
UNHCR spokeswoman Charlie Yaxley said that after the accident, the number of people killed in the Mediterranean Sea has crossed 600.
“The worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year has just occurred.”— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) July 25, 2019
~ @RefugeesChief moments ago after hearing of some 150 lives lost off the coast of Libya
1⃣Restore rescue at sea.
2⃣End refugee/migrant detention in Libya.
3⃣Increase safe pathways.