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700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Apr 19, – The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and Italy’s coastguard said only 28 people had survived the wreck. Their testimonies suggested there had been about 700 people on board the 20-metre (70-foot) fishing boat, officials said. As many as 700 migrants were feared drowned Sunday after their packed boat capsized off Libya in what […]

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At least 78 dead in migrant shipwreck off Sicily

At least 78 dead in migrant shipwreck off Sicily

Oct 03, –  It was one of the deadliest accidents in recent times during the notoriously perilous crossing from Africa for migrants seeking a new life in the European Union. In an indication of the scale of the unfolding tragedy, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano canceled his appointments Thursday and headed to Lampedusa to oversee the […]

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