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sind am vergangenen Freitag den 22.08.2014 nicht 170, sondern mehr als 250 Bootsflüchtlinge vor der libyschen Küste ertrunken. Die libysche Küstenwache meldet, dass sie die Leichen nicht aus dem Schiff bergen kann. Weder nationale Einrichtungen, noch das Rote Kreuz oder andere internationale Rettungsstellen zeigten Bereitschaft, hier zu helfen.

„More than 250 migrants may have died in shipwreck off Libya

(Reuters) – More than 250 migrants may have died when a boat sank a kilometre (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, a coastguard official said on Sunday.

„We believe there are still more than 250 bodies trapped underwater,“ coastguard official Mohammad Abdellatif told Reuters. „When we went underwater we discovered that the boat is a lot bigger than we thought.“

The boat sank late on Friday east of the capital Tripoli. Thousands of migrants, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, have crowded into rickety vessels in recent months in an effort to reach Italian shores. Many boats have been wrecked.

The total number reaching Italian shores has passed 100,000 in 2014, the Italian government said this week.

[…] Abdellatif said the coast guard had no resources for a rescue operation. „Most of the bodies washed on the shores are still there because we don’t have any resources to move them,“ he said. „We contacted everyone, the health ministry and the Red Cross, but no one came to help. […]

(Reporting by Heba al-Shibani; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Andrew Roche and Stephen Powell)“

via More than 250 migrants may have died in shipwreck off Libya | Reuters

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