The ships passed by, says the only survivor of the migrant tragedy


TAL-QROQQ, Malta (Reuters) – The only survivor of a disastrous attempt by 15 migrants to reach Europe by sea from Libya has claimed that the ships have overtaken them and ignored their reasons for being rescued .

"They were very, very close to us, they could see us from the windows, but when they saw us they ran away," Mohammed Adam Oga, an Ethiopian man from his hospital bed in Malta, still anguished by his Calvary.

On 12 August, a Maltese military helicopter detected Mohammed collapsed on the body of another man, the last of the group to die on a journey that Mohammed declared lasted 11 days.

According to Mohammed's story, based on the Reuters interview and the comments he made to the Times of Malta newspaper, the other 14 migrants, including a pregnant woman, died while traveling while their food, water and fuel They ended.

Their decomposing bodies were put into the sea under a fiery Mediterranean sun, with the pregnant woman dying towards the end of the journey, on the tenth day, according to her report.

"We ran out of fuel and the battery ran out on the GPS device," he said. At some point in the short interview, his eyes widened and he turned his head on his arms as if he were about to curl up in a ball.

"We have been on the sea for 11 days and we have run out of food".

Marking by Mark Zammit Cordina; Written by Mark Bendeich. Editing by Jane Merriman

Our standards:The trust principles of Thomson Reuters.
Source link