Boat sinks off Libya, over 120 missing: Egypt

A boat carrying 150 African migrants en route to Europe sank off the Libyan coast and the Libyan authorities have recovered one survivor and 21 bodies, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said on Monday.

Boat sinks off Libya, over 120 missing: Egypt
The boat sank on June 7 after sailing from the Libyan town of Zuwarah, close to the Tunisian border, and was heading for Italy, a ministry spokesman said.

The Libyan government informed the Egyptian government of the incident on June 13 because they believe that 12 of the passengers were Egyptians, he added.

The bodies were in such poor condition that it has not been possible to identify them, he said. The spokesman was reading from an incident report and had no other details.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Haziran 2008, 11:38