Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
July 22, Saturday 2017 6:24 PM       

       HEADLINES: Special trains from Ernakulam to Chennai and Bengaluru                                              Medical college bribery: BJP in lickety-split to find source of report leak                                              Medical college bribery: There was demand for NRI seat also                                              BJP mouthpiece demands NIA probe into medical college bribery issue                                              MLA being questioned, He called housewife 900 times in five months                                              Army jawan killed in ceasefire violation by Pak Army                                              Smriti Irani mocks Rahul Gandhi for taking dig at Centre                                              Kashmir would become Syria if US intervenes: Mehbooba Mufti                                              Britain's SC gets first woman president                                              Baghdadi still alive: US Defence Secretary                                              16 Afghan police killed in US strike                                              Engage in direct dialogue: Pentagon tells China, India                                              Doval's visit key to ease Sikkim standoff: Chinese analyst                                              WBBL stint has transformed Harmanpreet: Mithali                                              Eyeing spot in British Open, Aditi adds solid 68 to lie sixth                                              Vardhan bags 2nd Challenger title, defeat for 4 others                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WORLD Next Article: US drops biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan: Pentagon  
       At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya
 
         Posted on :01:02:56 Apr 14, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:01:08:59 Apr 14, 2017
         Tags: At least 97 migrants, missing as boat sinks,
 
TRIPOLI: At least 97 migrants went missing after their boat sank today off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said.
 
Survivors said those missing include 15 women and five children, General Ayoub Kacem told AFP.
 
He said the Libyan coast guard had rescued a further 23 migrants of various African nationalities just under 10 kilometres off the coast of Tripoli.
 
The boat's hull was completely destroyed and the survivors, all men, were found clinging to a floating device, he said.
 
Those who had disappeared were "probably dead" but bad weather had so far prevented the recovery of their bodies, Kacem added.
 
Six years since a revolution that toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi, Libya has become a key departure point for migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.
 
Hailing mainly from sub-Saharan countries, most of the migrants board boats operated by people traffickers in the country's west, heading for the Italian island of Lampedusa 300 kilometres away.
 
Since the beginning of this year, at least 590 migrants have died or gone missing along the Libyan coast, the IOM said in late March.
 
More than 24,000 migrants arrived in Italy from Libya during the first three months of the year, up from 18,000 in the same period last year, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
A A
       WORLD
Next Article: US drops biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan: Pentagon
 
 
WORLD HEADLINES
Doval's visit key to ease Sikkim standoff: Chinese analyst  
Engage in direct dialogue: Pentagon tells China, India  
16 Afghan police killed in US strike  
Baghdadi still alive: US Defence Secretary  
Britain's SC gets first woman president  
Greece: Two killed in massive earthquake  
French singer Barbara Weldens dies on stage  
Linkin Park's lead singer Chester Bennington 'found hanged'  
Russia to supply T-90S tanks to Iraq  
White House reporter breaks rules, live-streams briefing  
China blocks WhatsApp's images, videos; censors texts too  
Pak summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations along LoC  
'US concerned over Chinese military build-up in Asia-Pacific'  
No red carpet for Trump: London Mayor  
British man drives auto-rickshaw across UK for Indian charity  
7.7-magnitude quake hits off Russia: US scientists  
Iranian newspapers break hijab taboo in tribute to Maryam Mirzakhani  
Amid row with India, Chinese Army holds live-fire drill in Tibet  
Jadhav's mercy petition to be judged on merit: Pakistan army  
Erdogan warns to cut off heads of traitors  
Pak's top general accuses India of targeting CPEC  
US House imposes conditions for defence funding to Pak  
To boost defence ties with India, US house clears over $600 bn bill  
'Anonymous letter' threatens Pak-China relationship  
Men carry out five acid attacks in London in 70 minutes  
 
Do you think M Vincent MLA was honey-trapped?
Yes
 
No
 
Don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy