73 migrants are believed to have perished in the Libyan shipwreck

In the Mediterranean Sea, migrants on a ship

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 73 migrants are presumed dead after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya.

Only seven people made it out of the shipwreck on Tuesday, but they are in "extremely dire conditions" in the hospital.

The Libyan Red Crescent and police have so far found 11 bodies.

The IOM has referred to the boat's course as "the world's deadliest migratory sea crossing" as it traveled toward Europe.

Over 130 people have already perished this year while making the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea.

The IOM also stated that in 2017 its Missing Migrants Project recorded more than 1,450 deaths.

Safa Msehli, a representative for the group, declared, "This situation is intolerable.".

Additional efforts are required, according to Ms. Msehli, to "increase search and rescue capacity, establish clear and safe disembarkation mechanisms as well as safe and regular pathways to migration to reduce dangerous journeys."

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