At least 20 EU-bound migrants drown off coast of Libya

REUTERS
ROME
Published 16.04.2017 12:52
Updated 16.04.2017 13:02
Migrants awaiting rescue on rubber dinghies are seen from the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix in the central Mediterranean in international waters off the coast of Sabratha in Libya, April 15, 2017 (Reuters Photo)
Migrants awaiting rescue on rubber dinghies are seen from the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix in the central Mediterranean in international waters off the coast of Sabratha in Libya, April 15, 2017 (Reuters Photo)

At least 20 migrants trying to reach Europe drowned on Sunday in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, a Reuters photographer said.

Photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi, who is aboard the rescue ship Phoenix, said he saw 20 bodies while a dinghy was being helped by the crew of the ship, run by the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS).

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