Boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsizes in the Mediterranean Sea

Boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsizes in the Mediterranean Sea

Boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsizes in the Mediterranean Sea

Written by Staff Writer

19 Apr, 2015 | 3:11 pm

The Italian Coast Guard says that hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea.

A major rescue operation is under way after the vessel carrying “between 500 and 700 migrants” capsized at midnight local time, south of the Italian island of Lampedusa.

So far, 28 people have been rescued.

Earlier this week, four hundred people were feared to have drowned when their vessel capsized north of Libya.

 

-BBC

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