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Africa North
Libya tragedy: eight Pakistanis found alive, in smugglers’ captivity
2018-02-09
[DAWN] About 20 people feared to have drowned on a boat that sank off Libya late last week were brought back to shore by smugglers and are being held at an unknown location, an embassy official said on Wednesday.

The group includes eight Paks, one of whom called officials to say that smugglers were holding him in a locked room with other survivors.

Previously, just three people were known to have survived after a boat carrying more than 90 people sank off the western Libyan town of Zuwara.

The bodies of 12 Paks who died in the incident have been recovered and brought to a morgue in the capital, Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, awaiting repatriation.

The victims are mostly from Gujrat, according to the embassy official, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Posted by:Fred

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