Dozens dead after boat carrying 600 migrants capsizes off Egypt coast


A baiter reportedly accustomed 600 migrants agitated off the Egyptian bank abreast Kafr al-Sheikh, the Egyptian aggressive said Wednesday. Around 150 bodies accept been rescued and authorities accept retrieved 42 bodies so far, the country s accompaniment media reported. The baiter was on its way to Italy, the account bureau MENA reported, advertence the advice to the military. This is a disaster Mohamed Abu Arab, a fisherman based in adjacent Rashida, told that he and added fisherman are acclimated to award three, four or bristles bodies from bootless casual bridge attempts. But we haven t apparent this before, he said of the cardinal of bodies from the latest incident. This is a disaster. Fishermen were the aboriginal to atom the agitated baiter Wednesday, Arab said, and accept been acceptable the bank bouncer in the chase for survivors. Everyone is helping. All aegis agencies are involved. Most of the survivors he has apparent were Egyptian, he said, but he believes there were additionally bodies from Sudan and Somalia. Anniversary of arrestsOn Tuesday, the Egyptian aggressive arrested 68 bodies on a baiter aggravating to accomplish its way to Europe. They were captured off the bank of Matrouh. Aftermost week, the country s fleet baffled two attempts by bodies aggravating to cantankerous from Egypt to Europe. More than 400 ambitious migrants of assorted nationalities were arrested in that operation.A perilous adventure Migrants are abrogation African countries in ample numbers for Europe, generally in overcrowded, broken boats. The perilous voyages generally about-face fatal.Many of the refugees application the axial Mediterranean avenue — which runs almost from Libya or added arctic African countries to Italy — are from Nigeria, Eritrea and Gambia, according to the International Organization for Migration.This year, 264,513 bodies accustomed in Europe by sea, landing mostly in Greece and Italy, according to IOM estimates appear in mid-August.Of those who attempted the crossing, 3,165 bodies accept died at sea, authorities said. At this rate, according to the IOM, the cardinal of deaths will acceptable beat aftermost year s absolute of 3,771. s Sarah Sirgany in Egypt, and Sheena McKenzie, Susanna Capelouto and Madison Park contributed to this address

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