A tragic incident occurred on the coast of Syria in which 71 people died when a migrant boat sank.
According to foreign media reports, the incident took place on Thursday. Among the 120 to 150 migrants on the boat were Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian citizens, including women and children.
Officials say the bodies of 71 people have been recovered, while the remaining 20 people have been taken to hospital, the search process for the remaining people is underway.
The cause of the accident is not yet known, rescue officials said.
Officials added that the boat had departed from the port city of Minia in Lebanon and was believed to be bound for Europe.