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At Least 40 Die After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 11, 2014

 

 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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