Boat carrying illegal immigrants capsizes off Libyan coast

Thousands of migrants trying to cross to Europe by sea use the central Mediterranean route between Libya and Italy. [Photo: Internet]
The International Organization for Migration said a boat carrying dozens of Europe-bound migrants has capsized off Libya’s Mediterranean coast, as the search for survivors continues.

IOM added that the boat floundered Sunday off the coast of the western town of Garaboli, 60 kilometers (37 miles) east of the capital, Tripoli.

“At least 38 migrants including nine children have been rescued and returned to Libyan shores.” IOM added.

The spokesman for Libya’s coast guard, Ayoub Qassim, indicated that they are searching for more survivors.

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