in 48 hours 240 migrants drowned off Libya

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Geneva – At least 240 migrants have drowned off the coast of Libya within the last 48 hours, the U.N.'s migration agency said.

It said this might possibly be as a result of unintended consequence of European efforts to stop people-smugglers and to train Libyan coastguards

"Five rescue ships, coordinated by the Italian coastguard, were within sight of the migrants but despite attempts to rescue them, most died," Leonard Doyle, the International Organisation for Migration's (IOM) said.

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