Skip to comments.Dozens of migrants killed as boat sinks off Syrian coast (from libya)
Posted on 09/23/2022 11:23:32 AM PDT by dynachrome
The bodies of 71 migrants have been found after the boat they were travelling in sank off Syria's coast, the health minister has said.
Twenty survivors are being treated in a hospital in the Syrian city of Tartus.
Officials said Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian nationals - including women and children - were believed to be among the 120-150 people who were on board when the boat sank on Thursday.
It is not clear what caused the accident. A rescue attempt is ongoing.
Officials added that the vessel had departed from Minyeh, a city near the Lebanese port city of Tripoli.
The boat is believed to have been heading to Europe when it sank.
Tartus, where survivors have been transported, is about 30 miles (50 km) north of Tripoli.
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Title should read “(from Lebanon)”
Sink the damn boats.
Because then they can pretend to be victims of the Syrian civil war and maybe get fast tracked to some village in the UK.
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