Seria Boat Accident : Passenger boat capsized off the coast of Syria; 34 people died

Damascus: 34 migrants have died after a passenger boat capsized off the coast of Syria. 14 people aboard the boat have been rescued and are being treated at the Basel Hospital in Tartus. About 150 people are said to be aboard this boat. According to information given by the Syrian Ministry of Transport, the boat […]
 


Seria Boat Accident : Passenger boat capsized off the coast of Syria;  34 people died

Damascus: 34 migrants have died after a passenger boat capsized off the coast of Syria. 14 people aboard the boat have been rescued and are being treated at the Basel Hospital in Tartus. About 150 people are said to be aboard this boat.

According to information given by the Syrian Ministry of Transport, the boat left Lebanon’s northern Mineh area on Tuesday carrying about 150 passengers. Most of the immigrants were Lebanese and Syrian. Also, some could not be identified due to non-receipt of identity cards.

Of the 600,000 Syrians, 100,000 try to reach Europe illegally. In a similar effort, in April, an overcrowded migrant boat chased by the Lebanese Navy sank off the coast north of Tripoli, Lebanon, killing six people. In September, the Turkish Coast Guard announced the deaths of six migrants, including two children.

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