73 Killed As Boat Sinks Off Syria Coast : Boat Was Carrying 150 Migrants From Lebanon

At least 73 migrants drowned when a boat they boarded in Lebanon sank off Syria's coast, the deadliest such shipwreck from Lebanon in recent years.

The Syrian officials said the Boat was carrying up to 150 people and that 20 survivors were taken to hospital, potentially leaving many people still unaccounted for.

The Boat was suspected of having left North Lebanon bound towards Europe earlier this week.