Industry Desk: There was a shipwreck on the way from Libya to Italy by crossing the Mediterranean Sea illegally. 17 Bangladeshi people have been rescued. After the rescue, they were taken to the coast.
Reuters reported this information yesterday.
Italian authorities brought 17 migrants ashore Monday after the latest fatal boat capsizing in the Mediterranean, reports said.
Italian media ANSA reported that the rescued migrants were taken to the town of Pozzallo on the Italian island of Sicily, and all of them are mainly Bangladeshi nationals.
A boat carrying migrants sank in the Mediterranean on Sunday in a perilous voyage from Libya amid bad weather, Italy’s coastguard said. It is feared that 30 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in the boat sinking incident.
Earlier, at least 79 migrants lost their lives in a shipwreck near Italy’s southern Calabria on February 26 while traveling illegally to Italy. More than two weeks after that incident, the news of the migrant boat accident again came to the fore.
Reuters reports that a charity called Alarm Phone has blamed Italy for the plight of the migrants. The agency said Italy did not send its coastguard to the migrant boat despite repeated warnings on Saturday that it was in trouble.
“It is clear that the Italian authorities were trying to avoid this incident,” Alarm Phone said in a statement late on Sunday, saying the boat was carrying 47 migrants. Italy thought if they go to the rescue, these dangerous migrants must be brought to Italy. And that’s why Italy delayed the intervention and wanted the so-called Libyan coastguard to come in and forcibly take people back to Libya again.’
However, the Italian coast guard said the sinking of the boat carrying the migrants took place outside the Italian Search and Rescue Area (SAR). Even Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said that Rome did everything possible to avoid sinking the boat.
Reuters reports that the boat carrying the migrants sank about 110 miles northwest of the Libyan port of Benghazi, Italy, according to the charity Mediterranean Saving Humans.
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