Members of the Libyan Red Crescent gather to treat the drowned bodies of illegal immigrants which washed ashore after their ship sank off Mayah beach, 30 kms west of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on Nov. 10, 2016. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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A hundred migrants were feared drowned Thursday after yet another migrant shipwreck off the Libyan coast, raising the number of those missing feared drowned this week to 340 .The shipwreck was just the latest in a series of tragedies this week: on Monday, 15 people were rescued from a dinghy that had been carrying some 150 people, while on Tuesday 23 were found on another boat that initially had 122 aboard.Over 3,200 people have been rescued from crowded and unseaworthy dinghies since Saturday, according to the Italian coast guard.Since the start of the year, over 167,000 people have been brought to safety in Italy, a figure that has already passed the 153,000 number recorded in 2015 and is closing in on the 170,000 figure recorded in 2014 .
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