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Migrant death toll in shipwreck off Egypt rises to 300

Updated: Sep 24, 2016 17:33 IST      
Migrant death toll in shipwreck off Egypt rises to 300

London [UK], Sept. 24 (ANI): The death toll in this week's latest shipwreck rose to about 300 on Friday after the sinking of an overloaded ship off Egypt's Mediterranean city of Rosetta.

With this, the number of drownings in the Mediterranean in 2016 are expected to easily surpass last year's record figure of 3,771, reports the Guardian.

Egyptian officials have rescued about 160 survivors from Wednesday's shipwreck, leaving about 150 people still unaccounted for, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

Those confirmed dead include 10 women and a baby, taking the estimated number of migrants to die in the Mediterranean so far this year to more than 3,500.

The number of people trying to reach Europe has fallen significantly since last year's record levels, as a result of the deal struck between the EU and Turkey and the closure of a humanitarian corridor between Greece and Germany.

Libya remains the most popular departure point in north Africa, particularly for people fleeing war, poverty and oppression in Nigeria, Eritrea, Gambia and Sudan. Several thousand migrants also leave from Egypt every year. (ANI)

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Tillerson to visit UK amid spat over Manchester blast leaks

Updated: May 26, 2017 14:22 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], May 26 (ANI): Amidst a spat over intelligence leaks, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make his first official visit to Britain on Friday to reaffirm Washington's commitment to London.

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Treating fake Qatar news as gospel truth unfortunate: Experts

Updated: May 26, 2017 13:06 IST     

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Turkey rejects U.S. resolution over D. C. clash

Updated: May 26, 2017 12:46 IST     

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UNAMA receives petition urging trial of Hezb-e-Islami leader

Updated: May 26, 2017 12:28 IST     

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Distraught mother of Manchester victim calls for unity

Updated: May 26, 2017 11:49 IST     

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Manchester attacker driven by 'injustice against Muslims'

Updated: May 26, 2017 10:00 IST     

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Trump's son in law under investigation in Russian probe

Updated: May 26, 2017 09:24 IST     

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I'm heartbroken by Manchester attack, says Obama

Updated: May 26, 2017 03:22 IST     

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Twitterati explodes as Trump moves aside Montenegro PM

Updated: May 26, 2017 03:08 IST     

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Trump says NATO allies need 'to pay their fair share'

Updated: May 26, 2017 01:47 IST     

Brussels (Belgium), May 26 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has rebuked his fellow alliance leaders for not being 'fair' to the U.S. taxpayers.

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