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Monday, 26 September 2022 08:02 GMT

Dozens Of Migrants Killed As Boat Sinks Off Syrian Coast


(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency)


Amman, Sept. 23 (Petra)-- 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 different nationalities- 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.

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