200 African migrants rescued off Libyan coast, five drowned


More than 200 African refugees headed for Italy were rescued overnight by a Save the Children operation when their boat hit a storm near Libya. At least five drowned.

Last week, some 15 migrants were feared drowned after a high-seas rescue off the coast of Libya in which several ships pulled 100 people to safety from a sinking dinghy.

Libya has become the favorite crossing point for African migrants who are fleeing their countries to the European continent for better lives and safety.

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