Sunday, 19 April 2015

700 Feared Dead In Castatrophic Shipwreck in Mediterrean Since Word War 11

About 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized in the Mediterranean sea overnight - making it one of the worst maritime disaster since the end of World War II.

So far 24 bodies have been recovered from the sea and 28 people have been rescued following the incident, which took place off Libyan waters, south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, just after midnight on Sunday.

The 66-foot fishing boat went down after passengers moved to one side of the vessel to signal to a passing Portuguese merchant ship, and it overturned.


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