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Hundreds of migrants fleeing Lebanon die after boat sinks off Syrian coast

Hundreds of migrants fleeing Lebanon die after boat sinks off Syrian coast

Ibrahim Mansour, one of 20 survivors of one of the deadliest boat accidents in the Eastern Mediterranean, says he can’t forgive himself for failing to save others while speaking from a hospital bed while still in shock.
The small boat carrying more than 150 people set sail from crisis-torn Lebanon early last week in the hopes of finding a better life in Italy. According to the United Nations, those on board included both children and elderly people and were primarily Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians.

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