Major accident in the Mediterranean Sea near Italy, 11 migrants died as two boats sank; more than 60 missing

Italy Boat Accident 11 migrants have lost their lives in two boat accidents in the Mediterranean Sea near Italy. At the same time 66 people are missing. These include 26 children. An entire family from Afghanistan is also feared dead in this accident. One boat had left from Libya and the other from Turkey. 10 bodies have been found trapped in the deck of the boat.

11 people have died and more than 60 people are missing after two boats sank on the southern sea coast of Italy. These include 26 children. All of them were migrants. Aid groups, coast guard officials and United Nations agencies gave this information. One boat had left from Libya and the other from Turkey. It had people from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt and Syria on board.

10 bodies found trapped in the deck of the boat


The German aid group RESQSHIP, which operates the Nadir rescue boat, has informed that it has rescued 51 people from a sinking wooden boat. Two of them were unconscious. 10 bodies were found trapped in the lower deck of the boat. The aid group said that the survivors have been handed over to the Italian Coast Guard.

The second accident happened here


The second boat accident happened about 200 kilometers east of the Italian region Calabria. This boat had left from Turkey. But after catching fire, it overturned in the sea. 66 people are missing in this accident. The body of a woman has been found. At the same time, 11 people were rescued by the Italian Coast Guard.

Afghan family feared dead

Shakila Mohammadi, an employee of the Doctors Without Borders charity, said that the survivors of the accident told that 66 people are missing. Among them are at least 26 children. Some children are just a few months old. An entire family from Afghanistan is feared dead in this accident. This family had left Turkey eight days ago. They did not even have life jackets.

More than 23,500 deaths in 10 years

United Nations agencies said that the migrants trapped in the wreck of the second ship came from Iran, Syria and Iraq. This waterway of the Mediterranean Sea has become the most dangerous migrant route in the world.

According to UN data, more than 23,500 migrants have lost their lives in this water area since 2014. Earlier this month, 11 bodies were found on the Libyan coast. Last year, a migrant boat sailing from Turkey collided with rocks near the city of Cutro in Calabria. 94 people were killed in this accident.

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