At least nine dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

An officer carries a baby as migrants disembark from an Italian Coast Guard vessel after being rescued in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, southern Italy, Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Italian coastguards have recovered nine bodies from the sea after a boat carrying more than 150 migrants sank off the coast of Libya, they said on Monday.

Rescuers managed to save 144 of the migrants and were still searching for others after their vessel overturned 80 miles (128 kilometers) off the Libyan coast.

The total number of passengers on the boat and their nationalities was not yet known.
 
 
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Source News: Alarabiya
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