50 migrants died in accidents in two countries: Boat capsized in Libya, 11 killed
50 migrants died in accidents in two countries: Boat capsized in Libya, 11 killed; 39 dead as bus plunges into ditch in Panama
On Wednesday, 50 migrants died in two accidents in two countries. While more than 20 people are injured. The death toll may increase. According to media reports, 73 people are feared dead after a boat going from Libya to Europe capsized in the sea. There were 80 people in the boat, and so far 11 bodies have been recovered. Earlier in the morning, 39 people were killed and 20 injured when a bus plunged into a gorge in western Panama.
1. First accident:- A bus of migrants fell into a ditch in western Panama in the early hours of Wednesday. At least 39 migrants were killed and around 20 were injured in the accident. Officials have not yet disclosed the nationalities of those killed. Migrants had crossed the Darien Gap from Colombia.
The government of Panama usually moves migrants crossing Darién to a camp near the Costa Rica border on the other side of Panama. Samira Gozaine, director of Panama's national immigration service, said the accident appeared to have happened when the driver tried to turn onto the highway.
2. Second accident:- A boat going from Libya to Europe overturned in the sea. 73 migrants are feared dead in the accident. Libyan authorities have so far recovered the bodies of 11 people. There were 80 migrants in the boat. They left for European shores from Qasr al-Khair village, 80 kilometres from the Libyan capital Tripoli. 7 migrants swam out. The search is on for the rest.