More than 40 migrants have died in a new shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa

At least 41 migrants, three of them minors, have died in a newly registered shipwreck off the Italian island lampedusain the Strait of Sicily, as the Italian authorities announced on Wednesday.

Only four people were on board the boat left the city of Sfax in TunisiaYou managed to survive. All come out Ivory Coast and Guinea and were relocated to the mainland in Lampedusa.

In total, The ship had 45 migrants on board and after six hours of sailing began to sink due to the impact of a wave. According to information from the newspaper “Corriere della Sera”, all the migrants fell overboard, as the witnesses explained. They said that despite the fact that fifteen of them were wearing life jackets, they still died.

In 2023 more than 1,800 people lost their lives

More than 1,800 people have lost their lives so far this year Crossing from North Africa to Europe. According to Tunisian authorities, Sfax, a port city about 130 kilometers from Lampedusa, is a frequent departure point for migrants seeking a better life in Europe.

In the last few days, Italian coast guards and NGOs have made it Rescue more than 2,000 people who have arrived in Lampedusa.

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