African migrants suffocated in van parked nearby Tripoli beach

Seven migrant bodies taken out of the van after they suffocated. (File Photo)

African migrants suffocated in van parked nearby Tripoli beach inside a van on the road nearby Garabulli beach, a suburban area outside Tripoli, Tripoli Illegal Immigration Interception Department’s teams revealed on Sunday.

The van has been closed for two days, the teams’ members reported.

According to the Illegal Immigration Interception Department, the van was searched as it was seen parked on the road after a tip-off about it being loaded with illegal immigrants.

23 other migrants, including five women, were also found inside the van in a very inhumane conditions nearly suffocating from the lack of oxygen.

File Photo

Libya has become number one route to Europe for many African and sub-Saharan migrants, who are constantly taking the dangerous journey in the Mediterranean to reach Italy.

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