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Along migrants' routes, there would be three times as many deaths in the desert as in the Mediterranean. Some fall from trucks, others are abandoned by smugglers.

Candidates for immigration cross this region to go to Libya and reach the Mediterranean and then Europe. But on the road, many are abandoned by the smugglers, others simply fall from trucks and die of thirst in the desert.

Source: DW