Death toll from Lebanon asylum seeker boat tragedy rises to 97

More bodies of refugees and migrants have been recovered from the sea off Syria after a boat capsized on Thursday, raising the death toll to 97 as the Lebanese army said it arrested a suspected smuggler behind one of the deadliest boat disasters in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Most of them were Palestinian refugees fleeing poverty in Lebanon – and trying to get to Italy.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from northern Lebanon, near the border with Syria.

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