At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

 13 Apr 2017 - 16:59

At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya
(File Photo) Gambian migrants who voluntarily returned from Libya stand in line with plastic bag from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as they wait for registration at the airport in Banjul, Gambia April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

AFP

Tripoli: At least 97 migrants went missing after their boat sank Thursday off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said.

According to survivors, those missing include 15 women and five children, General Ayoub Kacem told AFP.

The Libyan coast guard rescued a further 23 migrants of various African nationalities off the coast of Tripoli, he added.