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May 9, 2011 6:40 pm

Libyan Migrant Boat Sinks

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HuffingtonPost – An overcrowded ship carrying up to 600 people trying to flee Libya sank just outside the port of Tripoli, the U.N. refugee agency said Monday, citing witness accounts.

Witnesses who left the Libyan capital on another boat shortly afterward reported seeing remnants of the sunken ship and the bodies of some passengers floating in the sea, she told The Associated Press.

At least three other boats that left Libya in late March have disappeared, with hundreds feared dead, Boldrini said.

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