Over 100 illegal immigrants feared dead off Libya coast
A Libyan Navy spokesman, admiral Ayob Amr Ghasem, contacted by ANSA, said that ”over 100 migrants were reported missing” after a boat sank in front of the country’s west coast.
The coast guard in Zuara received ”yesterday” a distress call from a boat.
Coast guards were able to rescue ”some” migrants, added the spokesman, without providing a number.
According to survivors, people on board were ”over 120”, Ghasem said.
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