Death boats... A boat with Lebanese migrants on board sank off the coast of Tartus

Death boats... A boat with Lebanese migrants on board sank off the coast of Tartus

| Thursday 22 September 2022

"A boat was found sinking off the coast of Tartus near the island of Arwad - Syria with Lebanese migrants on board who were on their way to Cyprus", Syrian news sites reported.
For its part, the Syrian radio "Sham FM" cited the director general of Syrian seaports, Brigadier General Samer Kobrosli, that work is currently underway to rescue a sea boat opposite the Mantar area, Arwad and several sites on the Tartus Beach.

The radio pointed out that "15 bodies were found and 8 survivors were taken to the hospital of Al-Bassel in Tartous as the search operations continue at the site, where several boats and other fishermen are participating in the search operations".
The radio quoted the survivors as saying that "the boat set off from Lebanon - Minieh several days ago with the intention of emigrating and carrying different nationalities."

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