ANKARA

A total of 82,978 irregular migrants and refugees reached Europe by sea in the first 10 months of 2019, the UN migration agency said on Friday.

According to a report issued by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 1,080 other irregular migrants and refugees lost their lives while making treacherous journey to Europe through Mediterranean sea.

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