Ship with migrants – illustrative photo.
Rome – After a boat accident off the coast of Libya, dozens of people are missing, probably dead. On board were migrants bound for Italy, humanitarian organizations said. One of them, Alarm Phone, already warned on Saturday that the ship was in danger of sinking and the 47 refugees on board would die.
In a post on Twitter today, she accused the Italian authorities of “deliberately delaying the rescue operation and letting them die”. Authorities sent nearby merchant ships to the scene, but they did not intervene when they arrived, according to Reuters. Italy has not yet officially commented on the case.