Italy Says 30 Migrants Missing after Boat Capsizes off Libya’s Coast


KABUL (BNA) Italy rescued at least 17 irregular migrants while 30 others are still missing after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean.

Seventeen migrants were saved and a search was underway for the missing after the early-morning attempted rescue in a search-and-rescue zone under the jurisdiction of Libya, the coastguard said.

“During the rescue operations. the boat capsized during the transfer of the migrants: 17 people were rescued and recovered by the (cargo) vessel while approximately 30 migrants were missing,” said the coastguard to media.

The latest disaster in the Mediterranean comes exactly two weeks after a shipwreck off Italy’s southern coast of Calabria that killed at least 76 people, with bodies continuing to wash ashore nearly daily.


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