Italian news agency I forget He writes that the dead probably came from ships with migrants that sank.
State broadcaster RAI reported that about 30 migrants died when their ship sank.
Sources told RAI that there must have been more than a hundred people on board the ship when it ran into trouble Sunday morning.
Police and Red Cross crew at the scene. The search for survivors continues, and the death toll is expected to rise.
8,400 immigrants have drowned
In the past four years, 8,468 people have died or been reported missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.
This is according to a report submitted by Redd Barna last week, NTB writes.
The organization writes that about 500,000 people have attempted the Mediterranean route to Europe. Many North African countries have become centers for migrants from crisis-stricken countries in Africa and the Middle East who want to reach Europe.
Save the Children partly blames the deaths on “the growing trend in which European governments forcibly, illegally and often violently, deny refugees entry to their territory,” writing that this is based on an analysis of data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). United Nations Refugee Agency). ).
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