The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor received information on Thursday from various sources about the sinking of an immigrant boat carrying at least 300 migrants.

Sources indicate that the boat sank off the coast of Khoms in western Libya. About 150 migrants are expected to have drowned in this incident, while rescue crews are still searching for possible survivors.

Euro-Med added that several survivors, including women and children, had received medical and humanitarian assistance from the International Medical Corps (IMC).

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