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World At least eight migrants drown off the coast of Libya

20:26  08 january  2018
20:26  08 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Eighty-six migrants were pulled from the water, but for at least eight woman, it was too late. A distress call was made when a dingy, which carried more than 100 people, began to deflate.

In the first incident for 2018, at least eight migrants have drowned and 84 have been rescued after a rubber dinghy sank off the coast of Libya .

Coastguard spot the sinking dinghy.© Newshub/Channel Four. Coastguard spot the sinking dinghy. At least eight women have died, after a people-smuggling boat sunk off the coast of Libya.

Dramatic video released by the Italian Coastguard shows dozens of migrants being rescued, but as Channel Four reports, they're still searching for any more survivors.

Eighty-six migrants were pulled from the water, but for at least eight woman, it was too late.

A distress call was made when a dingy, which carried more than 100 people, began to deflate. Migrants clung to the boat as it sank, while desperately trying to reach the Coastguard.

One of the sailors aboard Seawatch 3, an independent rescue boat, heard the distress call over the radio and told Channel Four: "We hear people dying live on the radio, it's always a very emotional and stressful situation.

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Dozens of migrants are believed to have died after their boat sank off the coast of Libya , the International Organization for Migration said Friday. Photos: Europe's migration crisis in 25 photos. A member of the humanitarian organization Sea-Watch holds a migrant baby who drowned following

Altogether eight migrants drowned and dozens are missing on Saturday off the Libyan coast while attempting to reach Europe, according to the Libyan coast guards. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia).

"Everyone is hoping that no-one will die, but everyone knows from experience that the chances are very high that people will die."

This is believed to be the first case of its kind in 2018, with more than 3000 people believed to have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean last year.

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