Migrant boat from Africa capsizes in the Mediterranean, hundreds left in the sea

Posted on October 11, 2013 • Filed under: Expatriate Missing, Expatriates Injured, Expatriates Killed, Mediterranean

NBC News reports that a migrant boat capsized between Sicily and Tunisia on Friday and hundreds of people were in the sea, the Italian navy said, and the national news agency ANSA said corpses had been spotted. The incident came just over a week after at least 319 people drowned when a boat carrying Eritrean and Somali migrants sank near the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. “There are at least 200 people in the sea and our helicopters are picking them up,” said a navy spokesman, adding that two navy ships were also on the scene. Maltese authorities were co-ordinating the rescue operation, which was in Maltese waters, and a Maltese ship was on the scene, a Maltese navy spokesman said. Read article

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