Lebanese migrant boat sinks in Syrian waters, death toll reaches 73

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The death toll from a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon that sank in Syrian waters has risen to at least 73, state TV quoted Syria’s health minister as saying on Friday.

Syrian authorities said some family members of the victims have started crossing into Syria from neighboring Lebanon to help identify their loved ones and retrieve their bodies.

The incident is the deadliest since a surging number of Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians have tried…

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