The authorities of the country recovered the bodies of 15 migrants from the coast of Syria. At this time, 8 more people were rescued alive from the coast of Tartous city in Syria. Survivors said they had left Lebanon.
This has been confirmed in a report by the news agency Reuters citing the Syrian pro-government media Al-Watan. The survivors said they had left the Lebanese city of Minieh a few days ago.
Currently, Lebanon is facing the worst economic crisis in the country’s history. Before this, the last time the country fell into such a dire economic crisis was in the 1850s. Many are leaving Lebanon to overcome this crisis. Especially the Syrians who took refuge in Lebanon due to the war are now trying to return home. In addition, Palestinian refugees are also leaving Lebanon.
On Wednesday, the Lebanese army said it had rescued at least 55 migrants from a boat. They tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea to a European country. But instead of reaching its destination, it returned to the coast of Lebanon.
Last April, a boat carrying migrants from Tripoli, the capital of Libya, sank off the coast of Lebanon after being intercepted by the Lebanese navy. At least 80 Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian migrants were on the boat. About 40 people were rescued and 7 people were confirmed dead. The remaining 30 people have not been found.