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United Nations agency: survivors says some 126 migrants died in wreck

Most of the people attempting the journey originally come Nigeria, followed by Bangladesh and other sub-Saharan countries.More than 125 migrants are feared dead after a migrant boat sank in the mediterranean sea, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.Nearly 130 migrants were feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after smugglers stole the engine from their overloaded rubber dinghy, causing it to sink.The two Sudanese and two Nigerian survivors told authorities that a few hours after the migrant smugglers’ dinghy set off from Libyan shores Thursday night, the crew removed the engine and left in another boat.Since the beginning of the year, more than 77,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean, with almost 66,000 of them arriving in Italy.Also on Monday, several hundred migrants and refugees who were rescued over the weekend disembarked in Italy, including four survivors from a shipwreck that may have claimed over 120 lives, according to Italian news agency ANSA.More than 2,200 migrants were rescued from rickety boats by the Italian Navy, private charity boats and global military ships in the Mediterranean this weekend, IOM said.According to the IOM, a total of 71,418 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe by sea as of June 4.Among the migrants rescued in the Strait of Sicily were 751 men, 160 women – including one with severe burns – and 185 minors, coastguard and port officials said.