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More than 70 dead in the sinking of a Lebanese migrant ship off the Syrian coast

BEIRUT – Syrian authorities have found the bodies of at least 73 migrants who were on board a boat from Lebanon that capsized on Thursday off the port city of Tartous, the official news agency said on Friday. Syrian.

The boat is believed to have departed from the Lebanese coastal town of Minyeh on Tuesday, carrying migrants of various nationalities, Brig. General Samer Kubrusli, director general of Syrian ports, according to the news agency. Twenty survivors were being treated at a local hospital, the agency said.

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