Tripoli – Libyan authorities said on Monday that eight people were found dead inside a refrigerated vehicle transporting migrants in the western coastal city of Zuwara.
Libyan Navy posted on their Facebook page, that six children, one woman and a man found dead were part of a group of 100 migrants that suffered from the lack of oxygen inside the vehicle, which is actually used to ship meat and fish.
The office added that more than 90 people were taken to Zuwara hospital, while others where in serious condition.
Because of the summer season in Europe, many more migrants attempt to travel to Europe fleeing war, famine and better opportunities abroad. The migrants on the ship were rescued or died close to the Libyan coast.
Libya has become a major transit route for migrants trying to reach Europe by sea.
In 2011 Libya become completely unstable after dictator Moamer Gaddafi was overthrown through a armed revolt.
Since then rival armed militias and political bodies have attempted dominance and control of the country’s oil reserves under competing governments, there are two in Tripoli and one in the eastern city of al-Bayda.
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