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19 migrants killed, up to 79 injured in road accident in Libya
February 14, 2018

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - At least 19 illegal migrants were killed on Wednesday and up to 79 injured in a road accident in the Libyan city of Bani Walid, a military source said.

Among the dead were Somalis and Eritreans who had been traveling in a truck packed with migrants, the source said. No more details were immediately available.

Bani Walid, located south of Tripoli, is a hub for smugglers to bring migrants from Libya’s southern sub-Saharan neighbors to the coast from where they are shipped by boat to Italy.