Red Crescent: 8 Dead, 58 Missing After Shipwreck Off Libya

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CAIRO—A vessel carrying Europe-bound migrants capsized disconnected Libya, sidesplitting astatine slightest 8 people, portion 58 others were inactive missing, the country’s Red Crescent said Wednesday.

Tawfik al-Shukri, spokesperson for the Libyan Red Crescent, said the shipwreck took spot Tuesday disconnected the Mediterranean municipality of Garabulli, astir 60 kilometers (37 miles) eastbound of the superior of Tripoli.

The vessel was carrying astatine slightest 150 migrants, of whom 84 survived and were taken to government-run detention centers for migrants, helium said.

Al-Shukri said the dormant who were recovered were each men. He shared images purporting to amusement workers successful Red Crescent uniforms packing achromatic assemblage bags with the Mediterranean Sea successful the background.

Libya has successful caller years emerged arsenic the ascendant transit constituent for migrants from Africa and the Middle East trying to marque it to Europe. The oil-rich state plunged into chaos pursuing a NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed longtime autocrat Moammar Gadhafi successful 2011.