More than 90 migrants believed missing after boat sinks off Libya - coastguard | Reuters

TRIPOLI More than 90 migrants are believed to be missing after their boat sank off the coast of western Libya on Wednesday, a coastguard spokesman said.Ayoub Qassem said coastguards had rescued 29 migrants some 26 miles off the shore east of Tripoli, and that survivors said 126 people had been on the rubber boat before one of the sides was ripped and it started taking on water. (Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by James Dalgleish)

Reuters October 27, 2016 04:30:05 IST
More than 90 migrants believed missing after boat sinks off Libya - coastguard
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More than 90 migrants believed missing after boat sinks off Libya  coastguard
 Reuters

TRIPOLI More than 90 migrants are believed to be missing after their boat sank off the coast of western Libya on Wednesday, a coastguard spokesman said.Ayoub Qassem said coastguards had rescued 29 migrants some 26 miles off the shore east of Tripoli, and that survivors said 126 people had been on the rubber boat before one of the sides was ripped and it started taking on water.

(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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