Skip to Content

In Lebanon, boat tragedy kills 94 but others plan to migrate

KIFI

By BILAL HUSSEIN and BASSEM MROUE
Associated Press

NAHR EL-BARED, Lebanon (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians have held prayers in a small football field in a refugee camp in northern Lebanon for one of the scores of migrants who lost their lives this week when their boat sank off Syria’s coast. Saturday’s funeral came as the death toll from the migrant boat incident rose to 94 making it the deadliest so far as surging numbers of people flee crisis-hit Lebanon. The Lebanese army announced that troops have detained the man who allegedly organized the deadly trip. Lebanon’s three-year economic crisis is considered one of the worst the world has witnessed since the 1850s and has pushed three-quarters of the country into poverty.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Associated Press

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content