Nine people were killed when their Benghazi-bound boat sank Saturday, a statement by Benghazi Shura Council disclosed.
The statement pointed out that the reason lies in a mechanical malfunction. Six children were among the deaths, it added.
The Shura Council statement did not clarify where the boat had come from nor where exactly it had drowned.
But Local press reports indicated that the deaths were some of Benghazi IDPs who fled the city fighting and were on their way back home when their boat capsized off Sirte coast.