239 refugees drown after 2 ships sink off Libya

4,220 refugees have died in Mediterranean since refugee crisis began, according to International Organization for Migration

239 refugees drown after 2 ships sink off Libya

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 239 refugees drowned after two ships sank off the Libyan coast, Joel Millman, a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said on Thursday.

The two vessels had reportedly been carrying hundreds of refugees when they both capsized in the Mediterranean Sea while en route from Libya to Italy.

According to Millman, some 4,220 refugees bound for Europe have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea since the current refugee crisis began.

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