Sur­vivors tell of ne­glect while at sea

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - AFRICA -

GENEVA: The UN High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees is “shocked” over re­ports of ne­glect from five African mi­grants who sur­vived for three weeks in the Mediter­ranean Sea be­fore be­ing res­cued by Ital­ian au­thor­i­ties. Sur­vivors told them that up to 75 oth­ers died at sea.

They were ig­nored by many pass­ing ves­sels and one fish­ing boat crew gave them bread and wa­ter be­fore leav­ing them at sea. – Sapa-AP

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