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Boat tragedy kills 94 in Lebanon, but others plan to relocate

Nar El Baled, Lebanon: Thousands of Palestinians prayed at a small football pitch in a refugee camp in northern Lebanon. It is to mourn one of the many migrants who died after their boat sank on the Syrian coast this week.

Abdul-Al Abdul-Al, 24, kissed his father goodbye on Tuesday before boarding a crowded boat departing from a nearby town in search of a better life in Europe. It was his 14th attempt to escape the crisis-hit Mediterranean country, this time ending with the return of his corpse, which he said was to be buried in the camp where he was born. ‘s father Omar said during the funeral procession.

Relatives of two victims who sank in Syrian waters on a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon mourn at their home in Tripoli, northern Lebanon.credit:APs

The death toll on Sunday rose to 94 after several bodies were found on a beach in the town of Banas, Syrian state television said.

Earlier in the day, the head of Al Basel Hospital in the Syrian coastal city of Tartus said the death toll had reached 89, with six of the 20 other people being treated at the medical center discharged. added.

The Lebanese army said on Saturday that it had detained a man accused of organizing the deadly trip.

The incident was the deadliest yet as Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians seek to flee Lebanon to Europe by sea in search of work and security. In Lebanon, tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs, the country’s currency has lost more than 90% of his value, the purchasing power of thousands of families has been eradicated, and three-quarters of his population has fallen into poverty. increase.

Mourners chant slogans as they carry the coffin of Palestinian Abdul Al Omar Abdul Al, 24, near the northern city of Tripoli.

Mourners chant slogans as they carry the coffin of Palestinian Abdul Al Omar Abdul Al, 24, near the northern city of Tripoli.credit:APs

Alongside one million Syrian refugees, the tiny country of Lebanon is home to tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees and their descendants. Many live in dozens of refugee camps scattered across the country. Palestinians suffer widespread discrimination in Lebanon, are deprived of certain jobs and property, and have been displaced in large numbers since the end of the 1975-90 civil war.

After midday prayers at Nahr el-Bared, hundreds of people gathered in the courtyard where football was being played, with Abdul al-Bard’s coffin placed in the middle. A prayer was performed before the body was taken to a nearby cemetery. Thousands of people gathered there to watch the young man being buried.

Boat tragedy kills 94 in Lebanon, but others plan to relocate

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