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ZUWARA, 31 August 2015 (IRIN) – In the early hours of Thursday morning, a decrepit wooden fishing boat overloaded with some 350 refugees and migrants hoping to reach European shores, started taking on water a few miles off the coast of Libya. At least 140 people are thought to have died.
The deaths have thrown into stark light the lack of options for Sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees who make it to the north African state. If they want to return, it can actually be more dangerous than taking the boats.