61 people died after the migrant boat sank in Syria

Among the dead are women and children, Photo: File

Damascus: A boat carrying migrants from Lebanon to Europe capsized off the coast of Syria, killing 61 people.

According to the World News Agency, while trying to take 150 migrants from Lebanon to Europe, the boat overturned on the coast of Syria and the passengers fell into the sea.

Coast Guard officials recovered the bodies of 61 migrants from the sea and 5 passengers are still missing while others have been rescued out of which 20 are undergoing treatment in hospital and 3 are said to be in critical condition.

These immigrants left Lebanon two days ago to go to Europe. The economic situation in Lebanon is very bad and the government has also banned the withdrawal of money from banks.

Due to the economic crisis in Lebanon, a large number of citizens turn to European countries for a better future and become victims of such accidents.

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