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UN says boat capsizes off Libya, 35 dead or presumed dead

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The shipwreck took place Friday off the western Libyan city of Sabratha. The bodies of six migrants were pulled out while 29 others were missing and presumed dead. It was not immediately clear what caused the wooden boat to capsize. The tragedy was the latest to involve migrants departing from North Africa to seek a better life in Europe.
4 months ago·Tripoli, Libya

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Six bodies retrieved, 29 migrants presumed dead in boat shipwreck off Libya -IOM

CAIRO - A small wooden boat carrying about 35 migrants capsized off the Libyan coast and six bodies have been retrieved, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Saturday. The 29 others are missing and presumed dead after Friday's accident, it said. At least 53 migrants have been reported dead or missing off Libya this week alone, the IOM said. (Reporting by Ahmed

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Boat capsizes off Libya, leaving 35 people dead or presumed dead

Wooden vessel launched from Sabratha, a major departure point for Europe, says UN migration agency

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CTV News

UN says boat capsizes off Libya, 35 dead or presumed dead

A migrant boat has capsized off the Libyan coast, leaving at least 35 people dead or presumed dead, the U.N. migration agency said Saturday. It was the second tragedy in less than a week involving migrants departing from North Africa to seek a better life in Europe.

4 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Hindu

UN says boat capsizes off Libya, 35 dead or presumed dead

The bodies of six migrants were pulled out while 29 others were missing.

4 months ago·India
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abc News

UN says boat capsizes off Libya, 35 dead or presumed dead

A U.N. agency says a boat carrying migrants has capsized off the Libyan coast, leaving at least 35 people dead or presumed dead

4 months ago·United States
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UN says boat capsizes off Libya, 35 dead or presumed dead

The U.N. agency says a migrant boat has capsized off the Libyan coast, leaving at least 35 people dead or presumed dead. It says the shipwreck happened Friday off the

4 months ago·United States
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