More than 70 dead after boat carrying migrants sinks off Syria

At least 61 people killed after boat carrying migrants and refugees capsizes off Syrian coast, Lebanese government says. Boat left from Lebanon’s northern Minyeh region on Tuesday with between 120 and 150 people onboard. Boat was carrying people of different nationalities, state media said. Some of those who died on the boat were from Akkar, an impoverished region in the far north of Lebanon. Thousands of Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians have tried to flee crisis-hit Lebanon by sea to Europe.

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