July 25, 2019 / 2:32 PM / a month ago

116 migrants missing, 132 rescued off Libyan coast - navy

TRIPOLI, July 25 (Reuters) - At least 116 migrants are missing and another 132 were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat capsized off the coast of Komas, a town east of the capital Tripoli, Libyan navy spokesman Ayoub Qassem said on Thursday.

Qassem cited survivors as saying there had been more than 200 migrants on board the boat.

Earlier, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said that up to 150 people were feared dead in the shipwreck while another 150 were rescued. (Reporting by Ahmed Elumami Writing by Lisa Barrington Editing by Frances Kerry)

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