In Sahara Desert, Over forty people ‘die of thirst’ [READ IT]



Survivors say 44 people have died of thirst after their truck broke down in the Sahara Desert in northern Niger, the Red Cross has told the BBC.
The six survivors walked to a remote village and are being looked after in Dirkou, Niger, Red Cross official Lawal Taher said.
They say several children among the dead.
The Ghanaians and Nigerians were trying to get to Libya, reports Nigerien news site Sahelien.
So far no-one has visited the site to identify the bodies, Mr Taher added.
The route from Niger to Libya is one of the main ways migrants reach North Africa before crossing the Mediterranean Sea to get to Europe.
Crossing the Sahara is one of the most perilous parts of the journey as migrants are crammed into pickup trucks often with only enough room for a few litres of water, reports Reuters news agency.
Authorities told Reuters that is it almost impossible to know how many have died in the vast and unpoliced Sahara.

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