Tripoli, 18 May 2013:
A road crash near Mizdah has killed 16 illegal immigrants and a Libyan driver. The collision between a . . .[restrict]car driven by a local and a vehicle carrying 24 sub-Saharan Africans to the coast, from where they would attempt the perilous sea crossing to Europe, occurred late on Friday evening. Police described the incident as “horrific”.
Seven of the occupants of the illegal immigrant vehicle were seriously injured in the smash. Five were transferred to hospitals in Ghanian and Tripoli and two were being treated at Mizdah General Hospital. [/restrict]