39 migrants drown on way to Libya
CAIRO, 27 august 2012 - A boat carrying 40 migrants attempting to enter Libya via boat drowned late Sunday near Libya’s Bardia seaport on the Mediterranean Sea. Only one person survived, who notifed the authorities of the incident. A search operation is currently taking place to attempt to find the bodies of those who drowned. Migration into Libya has been on the increase via sea, following a tightening of land border security in the past couple of months. It is yet to be confirmed whether all of the victims were Egyptian nationals or if other citizens were on board.