More than 20 migrants have died and dozens are missing after their makeshift boat sank off the Libyan coast, the navy said late Tuesday.
"A navy patrol on Monday rescued 22 clandestine migrants who were clinging to debris from their boat," Colonel Ayoub Kassem told AFP, adding that more than 20 bodies were plucked from the water. Survivors said some 150 people had been aboard the vessel, which sank some 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of the Libyan capital Tripoli.
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