Libyan Coastguard Fears 170 Migrants Lost At Sea
From Business Standard
A Libyan coastguard official said a boat carrying 170 illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa was feared lost at sea off the capital Tripoli.
“We are looking for 170 African passengers on a wooden boat that has foundered off the Guarakouzi area” some 60 kilometres (35 miles) east of Tripoli, coastguard official Abdellatif Mohammed Ibrahim told AFP.
“A few miles off the coast, we found the remains of a wooden boat which had had some 200 migrants on board,” he said.
“We managed to save 16 people and recovered 15 bodies, but the search continues for some 170 people who disappeared at sea,” Ibrahim told AFP.
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