The Syrian Ministry of health reported that 24 bodies were recovered and 13 people were rescued after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of Tartus.
Syrian television reported that a Lebanese cruise ship sank in the border waters off the city of Tartus, and that the Syrian rescue teams had rescued a number of the boat’s passengers, who were taken to the city hospital.
Syrian radio “Sham FM” quoted the survivors as saying, “The boat set out from Lebanon – Al-Minyeh several days ago with the intention of emigrating and holds different nationalities.”
Local news reported that a boat was carrying Lebanese and Syrians suggesting that they were migrants, who drowned near the island of Arwad, off the coast of Tartus.
لأي متى بدنا نضل ندفع شهداء وابرياء بهالبلد..
مراكب الموت عم تكتر و بعتذر عالصور القاسية.. العثور على مركب يغرق قبالة طرطوس.. لبنان عم يموت pic.twitter.com/7ptE38WLt1
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