Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that 59 people, including more than 24 Pakistanis, were killed when a boat full of refugees capsized in Italy. Sharif said that the news of the death of more than two dozen Pakistanis in a boat accident in Italy is extremely worrying and sad.
Let me tell you, 59 people, including 12 children, died when a boat full of refugees crashed into a rock off the southern coast of Italy on Sunday. There were about 150 people in the boat. 81 people have been rescued. The wreckage of the boat was found near Staccato di Cutro.
It is said that the boat was made of wood, which had sailed from Turkey. Apart from Pakistan, people from Afghanistan and Iran were also aboard. A non-resident has been arrested on charges of human trafficking.
Italy’s Prime Minister expressed condolences
Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has expressed condolences for those who died in the accident. Along with blaming the human traffickers, it has been said to take steps to prevent such disasters. At the same time, Pope Francis said that he is praying for all those trapped in this devastation.
One of the most dangerous routes is the Mediterranean route
Significantly, the Mediterranean route is considered one of the most dangerous routes in the world. According to a report, since the year 2014, 17000 people have either lost their lives or gone missing using this route.