About 44 people including several children have reportedly died of thirst in Africa’s largest desert of Sahara on their way to Libya following a break down of a truck they were travelling in.
Reports indicate that the group was travelling from West Africa to coast nation of Libya with plans to board boats sailing to Europe where a lot of Africans are flooding to in search for better life.
Red Cross official Lawal Tahlif told BBC that only six women who walked to a small village survived the tragedy.
Sources in Nigeria say the group was comprised of Ghanaians and Nigerians who were “trying to get to Libya”.
Travelling in Sahara Desert is so dangerous because it is very large area where people are usually robbed due to lack of security since the vast piece of land is ungoverned.
The world has in recent times witnessed so many deaths of people attempting to cross to Europe from north of Africa.