Libya navy says over 30 migrants dead, 200 rescued off coast | World

More than 30 migrants died and 200 others were rescued on Saturday when their boats foundered off Libya´s western coast, the Libyan navy said. Photo: AFP

TRIPOLI: More than 30 migrants died and 200 others were rescued on Saturday when their boats foundered off Libya´s western coast, the Libyan navy said.

The coastguard conducted two rescue operations off the city of Garabulli, 60 kilometres (40 miles) east of Tripoli, spokesman Colonel Abu Ajila Abdelbarri said.

He added that patrols had found 31 bodies and 60 survivors from one boat, along with a further 140 survivors from a second.

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