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Smugglers Kill At Least 22 African Migrants On Libya Beach After Refusing To Board Their Boat Due To Bad Weather

Posted by addisethiopia on March 10, 2017

People-smugglers have killed 22 African migrants on a beach in western Libya, a security source said on Wednesday.

The migrants were set to embark from Sabrata beach, 70km west of Tripoli, in a perilous attempt to cross the Mediterranean, the source said.

They were killed after refusing to board their boat due to bad weather, the source added.

The Libyan Red Crescent confirmed the killings had taken place over the weekend, but was unable to provide further details.

The Geneva-based International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday it had heard reports of the deaths.

“There seems to have been an exchange of fire between the smugglers, which resulted in the death of 22 migrants,” it said.

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African lives have no value on the people smuggling route. This is the worst form of xenophobia/Afrophobia and yet receives minimal attention.

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