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UN says 15 dead in attempted migrant voyage from Libya

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UN says 15 dead in attempted migrant voyage from Libya

UN announces 15 dead in migrant travel attempt from Libya

Guards killed at least six migrants in a detention center on Friday as overcrowding led to chaos, the United Nations Migration Agency, IOM, said and dozens managed to flee the area before d ‘to be detained again.

The UN refugee agency said it recovered the bodies of 15 migrants and 177 survivors on two coast guard boats bringing back Libyans who had sought to cross the Mediterranean.

Crossing attempts from North Africa have increased this year, with more than 23,000 migrants or refugees reported to have been intercepted by the Libyan coast guard in September.

Migrants and refugees in Libya face detention and abuse, and more than 5,000 have been arrested in a crackdown over the past week.

Guards killed at least six migrants in a detention center on Friday as overcrowding led to chaos, the United Nations Migration Agency, IOM, said and dozens managed to flee the area before d ‘to be detained again.

The Libyan government of national unity said it was “dealing with a complex problem in the issue of illegal migration, as it represents a human tragedy in addition to social, political and legal consequences at the local and international level”. (Reuters /)

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