The Address | Benghazi – Libya
LIBYA – At least two bodies were retrieved on Sunday off Libya’s Mediterranean coast after a boat carrying dozens of Europe-bound migrants including women and children capsized, the U.N. migration agency said, as the search for survivors continues.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the boat was carrying over 95 migrants and floundered off the coast of the western town of Garaboli, 60 kilometers (37 miles) east of the capital, Tripoli.
Ayoub Gassim, a spokesman for Libya’s coast guard, said the two dead were a woman and a child.
He added that at least 73 migrants so far, including eight children and 25 women, have been rescued and taken to a refugee camp in Tripoli.
He said that between five and 25 migrants remain missing as search efforts continue.