Funerals held in Lebanon's Tripoli after migrant shipwreck, dozens still missing

[26-04-2022 10:14 AM]

Ammon News - The families of migrants who died when their vessel capsized Lebanon's northern coast held funerals in the port city of Tripoli on Monday while rescue efforts continued to find dozens still missing.

A dinghy carrying Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian migrants sank late on Saturday off the coast near Tripoli when naval forces collided with the vessel as the smuggler tried to evade capture.

The United Nations' refugee agency (UNHCR) estimates the dinghy was carrying 80 people at the time it capsized. The authorities say 47 people were rescued, leaving around two dozen unaccounted for.

A seventh body was found on Monday morning, the head of the Tripoli port authority told Reuters.

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