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At least 30 die as boat with 200 migrants sinks off Libya: coast guard

A file picture shows migrants being rescued by the Libyan coastguard after their inflatable boat started to sink off the coastal town of Guarabouli on November 20, 2014At least 30 people died Thursday when a boat carrying around 200 migrants bound for Europe sank in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, the country’s coast guard said. “We have recovered 30 bodies so far and rescued dozens of people, with dozens more still missing after a boat carrying around 200 migrants sank off (the western port of) Zuwara,” a coast guard official told AFP. The migrants so far accounted for were all of African origin, the official said, adding that rescue efforts were ongoing but would be “intensified” on Friday morning.

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