Libya: 100's of migrants dead after migrant boats capsized



    Libya: 100's of migrants dead after migrant boats capsized

    Aug 28, Tripoli: Scores of people are feared to dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized off the Libyan city of Zuwara on Friday.
    The first boat, which signaled for help early on Thursday, had nearly 50 people on board.

    The second overcrowded boat, which sank much later, had about 400 passengers.Officials said about 201 people had been rescued by the Libyan coast guard but many people appeared trapped in the hold when the boat capsized.A detention facility for illegal migrants in Sabratha, west of Tripoli, received 147 people, an official told Reuters news agency. At least 100 bodies were taken to a hospital in Zuwara, west of Tripoli.

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