Libya Arrests Three Persons For Deaths Of 200 Migrants


Libyan authorities have arrested three people believed to be involved in smuggle of about 400 people in a boat that capsized off the country’s Mediterranean coast, killing up to 200 people. The immigrants packed in the ill-fated boat comprised sub-Saharan, Syrian and Asian migrants and were believed to have set off from the town of Zuwara, a centre of operations for people smugglers exploiting the anarchy in a country with two rival governments.

“They are in their twenties,” he said. “We think that more are involved which we are still chasing,” an official told Reuters.

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