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Asharq Al-Awsat
Asharq Al-Awsat
Asharq Al-Awsat

6 Bodies Retrieved, 29 Migrants Presumed Dead in Boat Shipwreck Off Libya

Members of the German charity Sea-Watch 3 rescue ship team help migrants on a wood boat during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea, February 26, 2021. Selene Magnolia/Sea-Watch/Handout via REUTERS

A small wooden boat carrying about 35 migrants capsized off the Libyan coast and six bodies have been retrieved, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Saturday.

The 29 others are missing and presumed dead after Friday's accident, it said.

At least 53 migrants have been reported dead or missing off Libya this week alone, the IOM said.

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