Boat with 170 Africans sinks off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI – A boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk off the Libyan coast, a spokesman for the Libyan Navy said on Saturday.

"The coast guards have rescued 17 of the illegal migrants," said Ayoub Qassem, spokesman of the navy. A search for the rest of the passengers was underway, he added.



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