98

26 Somali and Eritrean migrants die in the Libyan Desert

Bodies of illegal Somali immigrants, covered by Medecins Sans Frontieres personnel, lie on a beach in AhwarReports from Libya confirmed Friday that 23 Somalis and three Eritreans being smuggled through the north African country died when a vehicle they were in overturned.

The dead included youths and women heading to Tripoli with the ultimate goal of reaching Europe by means of usually treacherous sea voyages.

According to the Somali Ambassador to Libya, Abdigani Mohamed Wa’ays, a trailer carrying about 120 Somalis who were being sneaked into the Libyan capital had an accident.

“The truck reportedly left the road and then overturned,” the ambassador told the media on being contacted, citing preliminary police reports.

He said because the migrants being smuggled were illegal, drivers often avoid safer roads which have checkpoints.

The lorry was said to be carrying cement, aggravating the accident.

Mr Mohamed Abdi Nahar, a correspondent working with Shabelle, an independent broadcaster in Mogadishu, reported from Tripoli that in the past smugglers covered people being trafficked with grass.

“Since the police noticed the use of grass as a cover, smugglers turned to hiding the people being smuggled under a ceiling of cement and other goods,” said the reporter.

He added that the fatality count in the latest tragedy would have been less had grass been used as a cover.

While those who were injured were taken to hospital, 58 survivors were in prison, according to the Somali diplomat.

He added that the total number of Somalis involved in the deadly incident were 120.

In April, Ambassador Wa’ays told Shabelle Radio that Somali immigrants in that country were facing appalling living conditions after they left home due to conflict in the Horn of Africa country.

But, despite alarming boat incidents and hardship in the desert, many Somalis continue to venture into Libya, hoping to reach Europe, particularly Italy. They often dangerously sail in overcrowded tiny boats.

UNHCR and other agencies periodically report African immigrants including Somalis perishing in the Mediterranean Sea.

Source African Riview


<


daafeet.com Kala Soco Warar Xaqiiqo Ah Email:comments@daafeet.com Email:webmaster@daafeet.com

daafeet.com

Akhriste Halkani Hoose Ku Qor Fikradada (0)




Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

Fadlan Riix hoose hadaad tahay ilbax

WARARKII KU DHAAFAY

tarzan Dhegeyso:Maxamuud Axmed Nuur Tarsan oo Ka Deyriyey Qaabka La Rabo In Loo Qabto Doorashoonka Dalka Ka Dhici Doona
- Aug 27, 2016
Maxamuud Axmed Nuur Tarsan oo hadlay warbaahinta ayaa Walwal ka muujiyay Qabsoomida Doorashooyinka Dadban ...
cabdifataax Dhegeyso Gudoomiye Ku Xigeenka Arimaha Dhaqaalaha Gobolka Shabelaha Hoose oo Aan Ka Wareysaney Barnaamij Isbuucii Tegey Lagu Qabtey Degmada Afgooye
- Aug 27, 2016
Barnaamij loogu magac darey bulsho bile ayaa isbuucii tegey lagu qabtey degmada afgooye ee ...
amin-camir Daawo sawir uu Amiin Camir Ka Sameeyey Damaljadiid oo Raadineysa Odey Dhaqameedyo Cusub
- Aug 26, 2016
Amiin Camir ayaa maanta bogiisa waxaa uu kusoo qaatey sawir ka turjumaaya damaljadiid oo ...
ceelbarde Gudoomiyaha Degmada Baardheere oo Ku Dhaawacmey Weerar Bam Gacmeed Ah
- Aug 26, 2016
Gudoomiyaha degmada Baardheere C/laahi Nuur Xasan (Cadoow) iyo xubno ka tirsan maamulka degmada oo ...
gafow Dhegeyso Taliyaha Nabadsugida Dowlada Federaalka oo Sheegey Iney Ka War Hayeen Qaraxa Intuusan Dhicin Ka Hor
- Aug 26, 2016
Taliyaha nabadsugida dowlada federaalka General C/llaahi Gaafow oo la hadley warbaahinta ayaa sheegay in ...
banadir beach Weerar ay Alshabab Xalay Ku Qaadey banaadir Beach oo Ay Ku Dhinteen In Ka Badan 10 Ruux
- Aug 26, 2016
Kooxda alshabab weerar ay xaley ku qaadey Banadir Beach ayaa waxaa lagu waramayaa in ...
duug3 Alah U Naxariistee Marxuun Maxamed Cali Samatar oo Maanta Aas Qaran Loogu Sameeyey Magalada Muqdisho
- Aug 25, 2016
Waxaa Maanta Aas Qaran loogu sameeyay xarunta wasaarada Gaanshaandhiga Soomaaliya alle ha u naxariiste ...
Dollar Malaayiin Dollarka Mareykanka Ah oo Laga Xadey Bangiga Dhexe ee Somaliya
- Aug 25, 2016
Guddoomiyaha Bangiga Dhexe ee Somalia, Dr. Bashiir Ciise Cali ayaa sheegay in Bangiga Dhexe ...
HADLI Wasiirka Arimaha Dibada Dowlada Federaalka Somaliya oo Sheegey In Ciidamo Ka Socda somaliya aan Loo Diri Doonin Koonfur Suudan
- Aug 25, 2016
Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibadda Xukumadda Soomaaliya C/salan Hadliye Cumar ayaa markii ugu horeysay ka hadlay ...
cumar-dhageey Gudoomiye Guddiga Hirgalinta Doorashooyinka Dadban Oo Shegey Iney Soo Diyaarinayaan Ergooyinkii Dooran Lahaa Xildhibanada
- Aug 25, 2016
Guddiga Hirgalinta Doorashooyinka dalka ayaa sheegay in ay diyaarinayaan Ergooyinkii Soo xulilahaa xildhibaanada Baarlamaanka ...