January 6, 2018 – 8 African Migrants Drown, Several Others Missing As Inflatable Rubber Boat Sinks On The Mediterranean Sea
Not less than 8 African migrants have drowned and 84 have been rescued after a rubber boat sank off the coast of Libya, the Italian coastguard said.
Several others might still be missing, the Spanish rescue charity Proactiva Open Arms said.
It is believed to be the first sinking of a migrant boat in the Mediterranean in 2018.
The sea crossing to Europe is the deadliest route in the world for migrants, the UN says.