Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya

Hussein Asheini, the head of Libya’s Red Crescent in the coastal city of Zuwara, says at least 105 migrants have drowned off the Libyan coast when their boat capsized. He says Friday some died after being trapped inside the boat. Fishermen and the coast guard found the waterlogged vessel at sea Thursday and towed it back to Zuwara, where they had to break the ship’s deck to reach the people trapped inside. He says “the boat sank out at sea, and a coast guard team is still diving in and checking inside to see if there’s anyone else.” He said there’s conflicting casualty figures and the Red Crescent is still counting the bodies and the survivors.



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