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(Reuters) At least 30 migrants believed missing after boat sinking off Libya: coastguard

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2019

At least 30 migrants believed missing after boat sinking off Libya: coastguard

A boat used by migrants is seen near the western town of Sabratha, Libya March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny


ReutersMarch 21, 2019

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least 30 migrants are believed to be missing after their boat sank off the western Libyan city of Sabratha this week, a coastguard spokesman said on Thursday.

According to a survivor the boat was carrying almost 50 migrants, coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qassem said. The body of one child was recovered and 16 migrants were rescued, he added.

Previously, officials had said at least 10 migrants were thought to have died in the incident.

Libya's western coast is a main departure point for migrants trying to reach Europe, though numbers have dropped since an Italian-led effort to disrupt smuggling networks and support Libya's coast guard.

(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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