August 17, 2022
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At least 19 migrants missing after boat capsizes off coast of Libya

Missing are presumed dead after three migrants rescued and one body retrieved, Libyan coast guard says

A boat carrying about two dozen migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya on Saturday, with at least 19 people missing and presumed dead, authorities said.

Libya’s coastguard said that a group of 23 migrants – Egyptians and Syrians – set off from the eastern city of Tobruk earlier in the day. Three migrants were rescued and taken to hospital. Only one body was retrieved and search efforts were continuing, the agency said.

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