Lebanon Migrant Boat: Dying toll in Lebanon boat catastrophe rises to 61, search operation nonetheless underway

Lebanon Migrant Boat : As many as 61 folks have died after a ship carrying migrants and refugees from Lebanon capsized off the coast of Syria. The Minister of Transport of Lebanon gave details about this at this time.  In the meantime, the Syrian authorities stated earlier that 20 survivors had been being handled at Basel Hospital in Tartus. It stated the rescued included two pregnant girls and two youngsters.

Lebanon amid financial recession, life-threatening exodus begins 

The horrific incident comes as Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians attempt to flee crisis-hit Lebanon to Europe by sea. In Lebanon alone, 1000’s have misplaced their jobs and the Lebanese pound has misplaced greater than 90 p.c of its worth, leaving 1000’s of households dwelling in excessive poverty because the disaster hits.

#UPDATE A minimum of 61 migrants drowned when a ship they boarded in Lebanon sank off Syria’s coast, a Lebanese minister stated Friday, the deadliest such shipwreck from Lebanon lately.https://t.co/jiCP6UL1OV

— AFP Information Company (@AFP) September 23, 2022

In the meantime,  Governor of Tartus Abdul Halim Khalil went to the hospital and met the survivors of this severe accident. It isn’t clear how many individuals had been on board and the place precisely they had been going, however the coastguard remains to be looking for our bodies. State media stated the boat was carrying folks from totally different international locations. Hundreds of Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians have left Lebanon by boat in latest months to hunt alternatives in Europe. 

Boat accident, second incident of the yr 

Lebanon has a inhabitants of sixty million. Together with 1 million Syrian refugees. It has been within the midst of a extreme financial downturn since late 2019. As a consequence of which three fourth of the inhabitants has been dragged into poverty. In April, a ship making an attempt to evacuate dozens of Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians to Italy by sea capsized. Dozens had been killed on this incident. 

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