170 migrants feared lost at sea off Libya: coastguard

Libyan navy personnel patrol off the coast of the eastern city of Benghazi on February 17, 2013. (File Photo: AFP)

A Libyan coastguard official said on Friday a boat carrying 170 illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa was feared lost at sea off the capital Tripoli.

"We are looking for 170 African passengers on a wooden boat that has foundered off the Guarakouzi area" some 60 kilometres (35 miles) east of Tripoli, coastguard official Abdellatif Mohammed Ibrahim told AFP.

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