More than 110 migrants die in Mediterranean in three days

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Bodies of 70 people washed up on beach in western Libya on Thursday

Four shipwrecks in the space of three days have claimed the lives of more 110 people in the Mediterranean, including more than 70 people who washed up on Thursday on the beach of al-Khums, in western Libya.

According to the UN migration agency (IOM), the boat was reported to be carrying more than 120 people, including women and children. Forty-seven survivors have been brought to shore by the coastguard and fishermen, while the bodies of at least 74 people are floating near the water’s edge.

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