103 Migrants die in Mediterranean Shipwreck, Rescue Vessel saves 27 Survivors

A total of 3,654 migrants and asylum-seekers perished in the Mediterranean from January through October - the deadliest year on record

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Rescue workers carry a bag containing the dead body of a migrant that washed ashore in Tripoli's Janzour city, Libya, Nov. 5, 2016. VOA

Rome, Nov 18, 2016: A total of 103 migrants died when their boat sank in the Mediterranean while their rescue vessel had saved 27 survivors from the shipwreck, medical charity Doctors without Borders reported on Thursday.

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A total 3,654 migrants and asylum-seekers perished in the Mediterranean from January through October. Click To Tweet

“The 27 men who are now on the #Argos were aboard a boat carrying 130 passengers. They are the only survivors. An unacceptable tragedy!” the charity said in a tweet.

A report issued on Wednesday said a total 3,654 migrants and asylum-seekers perished in the Mediterranean from January through October – the deadliest year on record.

The report was compiled by the United Nations refugee agency and several Italian charities. (IANS)

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