05/11/2014 16:54 GMT
by Imed LAMLOUM
TRIPOLI, May 11, 2014 (AFP) - At least 36 immigrants died and 42 are missing after a makeshift boat was wrecked off Libya's coast, a naval spokesman told AFP on Sunday.
Colonel Ayub Kassem said the accident took place on Tuesday.
"The boat sank four kilometres (two and a half miles) off Garabulli," which lies 50 kilometres east of Tripoli, he said.
"We were able to save 52 people of various nationalities. Thirty-six bodies have been recovered so far, 24 of them today (Sunday)."