Death toll from shipwreck in Syria rises to 94

Death toll from shipwreck in Syria rises to 94

The balance of migrants who drowned off the coast of Syria in the sinking of their boat from Lebanon rose to 94 people, Syrian state television reported yesterday.

“The death toll in the shipwreck off the coast of Tartus has risen to 94,” Syrian public television said.

Yesterday 17 more bodies were recovered, and the search for the disappeared continues.

Fourteen of the rescued survivors are being treated at hospital Al Basel, of Durable and, of these, two women are in intensive care, The official agency Sana had previously informed, citing a person in charge of the health establishment. According to the Syrian authorities, some 150 people, mainly Lebanese and Syrian and Palestinian refugees, were aboard the small boat that sank off Tartus on Thursday. Among the shipwrecked were ten children, the United Nations Children’s Fund reported yesterday.

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