Libya shipwreck survivor recounts tragedy

Jul 26, 2019, 02.40 PM(IST)
Up to 150 people have drowned after their boat sank off the Libyan coast Thursday, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) confirmed. Around 300 people are believed to have embarked on the dangerous sea crossing from the Libyan port city of Al-Khums, 80 miles east of Tripoli, UNHCR spokesman Charlie Yaxley said. The vessel got into trouble in the waters off the coast of Libya. Some passengers were rescued by local fishermen, who were later joined by the Libyan coastguard, he added.