At least 36 immigrants die in Libya shipwreck: Navy

At least 36 immigrants died and 42 are reported missing after a makeshift boat was wrecked off Libya`s coast, a naval spokesman said on Sunday.

AFP| Last Updated: May 11, 2014, 21:06 PM IST

Tripoli: At least 36 immigrants died and 42 are reported missing after a makeshift boat was wrecked off Libya`s coast, a naval spokesman said on Sunday.
Colonel Ayub Kassem said the accident took place on Tuesday.
"The boat sank four kilometres (two and a half miles) off Garabulli (50 kilometres east of Tripoli). We were able to save 52 people of various nationalities. Thirty-six bodies have been recovered so far, 24 of them today (Sunday)," he said.