Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast, kills at least 37

August 31, 2015 6:26 AM

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Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast, kills at least 37

TRIPOLI A boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's Mediterranean coast, killing at least 37 people, a local official said on Sunday, the second such fatal accident within days.

"We had reports this morning that there are seven bodies of illegal migrants that sank off Khoms (east of Tripoli)...but we don't have any details how many migrants were on board," said Mohamad al-Misrati, a spokesman for the Red Crescent in Tripoli.

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