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Saturday, 30 June 2018 - 9:47
Boat with illegal migrants sinks off Libya, over 100 missing
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The bodies of three babies were recovered and around 100 people were missing after a migrant boat sank off the coast of Libya on, survivors and the coastguard said.
 
About 120 migrants were aboard the inflatable dinghy at the time, survivors brought ashore in Al-Hmidiya east of the capital Tripoli have said.
 
The Libyans managed to rescue 16 migrants.
 
Coastguard spokesperson Ayoub Gassim quoted a Yemeni survivor as saying the boat carried around 120-125 migrants, including women and children before it capsized.
 
The Libyan coast guard also intercepted three smuggling boats carrying around 345 migrants east of Tripoli.
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