EU chief calls human traffickers 'murderers', urges crackdown

A passenger ferry's lifeboat approaches a sinking dinghy carrying migrants off the coast of Lesbos island early on September 7, 2015EU president Donald Tusk on Tuesday urged a crackdown on the “murderers” among human traffickers who have killed scores of people trying to reach Europe from conflicts abroad. “We have to focus on rescuing people’s lives and… the fight against human traffickers and smugglers,” Tusk said ahead of a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Tusk added that “in this dramatic crisis we talk also about the wider context.

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