At Least 40 Die After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

Posted by Joseph R. Fonseca
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Boat carrying migrants

 

 At least 40 people died and 51 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's coast east of Tripoli, Rami Kaal, a spokesman for the Libyan ministry of interior said on Sunday.

Libya's porous borders with its sub-Saharan neighbours and its proximity to Italyand Malta across the Mediterranean have made the North African country a common transit route for migrants trying to reach Europe. Image

(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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