‘15 dead, 40 missing in sinking off Libya’

At least 15 Somali migrants were killed and 40 left missing after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya this week.

Updated: Jan 28, 2012, 22:17 PM IST

Tripoli: At least 15 Somali migrants were
killed and 40 left missing after their boat capsized off the
coast of Libya this week, the Somali ambassador to Tripoli
said on Saturday.

"Fifteen bodies, including one child and 12 women, were
recovered off the coast of Misrata after their boat sank,"
ambassador Abdelghami Wais said, adding the bodies were
found on Wednesday on the shore of the western port city.

The boat had been carrying 55 Somalis, Wais said, and the
other passengers were still missing. "I`ve just returned from
Misrata after the burials," the envoy said.

PTI