Around 500 Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese people are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week.
That’s the word from the International Organization for Migration. The organization says the group of migrant workers was undertaking a perilous journey from Egypt, seeking a better life in Europe, when their boat was overtaken by human traffickers equipped with two vessels.
Two survivors say the traffickers deliberately hit the boat carrying the migrants after an argument on board.
ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London to discuss.
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