Latest News Wires Boat carrying about 170 migrants sinks off Libyan coast

Seventeen of about 170 migrants were rescued after their boat sunk in rough seas off the Libyan coast late Friday. The local coast guard is searching for the remaining passengers.

By , Reuters

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A wooden boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk in rough seas off the Libyan coast, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said on Saturday.