2 ships carrying Muslim refugees sink near Italy : 11 dead, 64 missing

Medical team rescuing refugees

Rome (Italy) – 2 ships have sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy. 11 people died, while 64 people including 26 children are missing. So far 51 people have been rescued. This information was given by the German organisation ‘Resqship’. According to the information given by the BBC, this ship had left from Libya. Among them were Muslim refugees from Syria, Egypt, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

1. In another incident, another ship sank 201 km off the coast of Calabria in southern Italy. The United Nations has informed that the refugees in this boat were from Iran, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

2. Earlier on June 12, more than 80 people died when a ship full of passengers sank in a river in Congo, while on June 11, a ship full of refugees capsized off the coast of Aden. 49 people died while more than 140 people went missing.

3. According to a UN report, the Mediterranean Sea is the most dangerous route for refugees. More than 1 lakh refugees come to Italy through this route every year. In the last 10 years, more than 27 thousand refugees passing through this route have died.