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Dying toll from Lebanon migrant boat climbs to 73 – Instances of India

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BEIRUT: Syrian authorities have recovered the our bodies of no less than 61 individuals who had been aboard a migrant boat that sank off its coast after crusing from Lebanon earlier this week, a Lebanese minister mentioned on Friday, as search efforts continued. Ali Hamiye informed Reuters 20 survivors had been being handled in Syrian hospitals. Lebanon has seen a spike in migration pushed by a devastating monetary meltdown that has plunged swathes of the inhabitants into poverty during the last three years. Along with Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian refugees have been amongst these attempting to go away the nation by sea. Syrian authorities started discovering our bodies off the coast of Tartus on Thursday afternoon. Its transport ministry has cited survivors saying the boat left from Lebanon’s northern Minyeh area on Tuesday with between 120 and 150 individuals onboard, certain for Europe. “It sank. I haven’t got particulars of how,” Hamiye mentioned. Samer Qubrusli, the Syrian director-general of ports, mentioned rescue efforts had been persevering with on Friday. The quantity of people that have left or tried to go away Lebanon by sea practically doubled in 2021 from 2020, the United Nations refugee company informed Reuters earlier this month. It rose once more by greater than 70% in 2022 in contrast with the identical interval final 12 months. The Lebanese military mentioned on Wednesday it had rescued 55 individuals on board one malfunctioning boat within the nation’s territorial waters and towed it again to shore. In April, a migrant boat that set off from close to Tripoli sank throughout an interception by the Lebanese navy off the nation’s coast. About 80 Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian migrants had been on board, of whom some 40 had been rescued, seven had been confirmed lifeless and round 30 formally stay lacking.

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