Over 500 migrants who were trying to make their way to Europe were intercepted on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
They were intercepted coast guard in Libyan as authorities in the North African nation intensify their crackdown on migrants.
Local media reports monitored by African Entertainment revealed that the migrants were on boats which were believed to be heading to Europe.
Reports say 500 migrants were packed in one boat. Another rubber boat was carrying 50 other migrants was intercepted after its engine failed at sea.
According to the UN Refugee Agency, many of the people are from Bangladesh, Somalia, Sudan and Syria.