20 Lebanese drowned in sea between Indonesia and Australia

About 20 Lebanese residents of the Akkar town of Qabeit drowned in the sea as they were sailing from Indonesia to Australia, Voice of Lebanon ( 93.3) reported on Friday.

According to VOL they were sailing in fishing boats .

No other details were provided

  • 5thDrawer

    Indonesians do this all the time.

  • 5thDrawer

    Indonesians do this all the time.

  • libnan1

    More than 20 Lebanese illegal
    immigrants drowned on Friday while they were sailing in the Indonesian
    sea.
    About 20 of the victims were from of the town of Qabeit, in Akkar
    district, north Lebanon, Ahmad Mohammad Darwish, mayor of Qabeit, stated to
    KUNA, adding that they passed away when their ferryboat sank into the sea while
    sailing from Indonesia to Australia this morning.
    Darwish noted that only
    seven people survived the incident; including Lebanese Ibrahim Abdulwahed Omar,
    who telephoned his father in Lebanon about the sinking of the ferryboat in the
    Indonesian regional water.
    In the same context, another survivor affirmed to
    LBC TV Channel that 20 Lebanese citizens, mostly women and children, drowned
    when their ferryboat faced a technical difficulty during sailing, adding that
    other survivors swam to nearby islands.
    Also, he pointed out that the
    ferryboat crew members were from various nationalities, adding that he
    personally paid them around USD 9,000 to 10,000 to smuggle him and his family
    from Indonesia to Australia.

    • 5thDrawer

      Thank you.
      ‘Technical Difficulty’ – Old leaky boats bought for a song … maximization of profits.

  • libnan1

    More than 20 Lebanese illegal
    immigrants drowned on Friday while they were sailing in the Indonesian
    sea.
    About 20 of the victims were from of the town of Qabeit, in Akkar
    district, north Lebanon, Ahmad Mohammad Darwish, mayor of Qabeit, stated to
    KUNA, adding that they passed away when their ferryboat sank into the sea while
    sailing from Indonesia to Australia this morning.
    Darwish noted that only
    seven people survived the incident; including Lebanese Ibrahim Abdulwahed Omar,
    who telephoned his father in Lebanon about the sinking of the ferryboat in the
    Indonesian regional water.
    In the same context, another survivor affirmed to
    LBC TV Channel that 20 Lebanese citizens, mostly women and children, drowned
    when their ferryboat faced a technical difficulty during sailing, adding that
    other survivors swam to nearby islands.
    Also, he pointed out that the
    ferryboat crew members were from various nationalities, adding that he
    personally paid them around USD 9,000 to 10,000 to smuggle him and his family
    from Indonesia to Australia.

    • 5thDrawer

      Thank you.