People smugglers blamed for Malta 'massacre'

Survivors of shipwreck in Mediterranean Sea provide witness accounts after incident in which 500 migrants perished.

    Survivors of a shipwreck off the Maltese coast last week are accusing human traffickers of committing mass murder.

    About 500 migrants, mostly from Syria, are thought to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after their boat was sunk in a suspected attack by people smugglers.

    Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavagna reports from the Italian city of Augusta.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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