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40 die after migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast
 
 
 
40 die after migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI- At least 40 people died and 51 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's coast east of Tripoli, Rami Kaal, a spokesman for the Libyan ministry of interior said today.


Libya's porous borders with its sub-Saharan neighbors and its proximity to Italy and Malta across the Mediterranean have made the North African country a common transit route for migrants trying to reach Europe.

 
 
 
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