(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The death toll from a migrant boat that sank off the Syrian
coast after sailing from Lebanon earlier this week has risen to 94,
after more bodies were recovered from Syria's Baniyas coast on the
Mediterranean, Syrian state TV said on Saturday, Trend reports citing
It is the deadliest such voyage yet from Lebanon, where mounting
economic desperation has led many to board often rickety and
overcrowded boats in the hope of reaching Europe.
Syrian authorities began finding bodies off the coast of the
northern port city of Tartus on Thursday afternoon. The Syrian
transport ministry quoted survivors as saying the boat had left
from Lebanon's northern Minyeh region on Tuesday with between 120
and 150 people on board, bound for Europe.
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