200 Migrants Feared Drowned as Rescuers Rush to Intercept More Boats

August 6, 2015 3:00 PM

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200 Migrants Feared Drowned as Rescuers Rush to Intercept More Boats

ROME, Italy — Hopes faded of finding survivors of the latest Mediterranean boat tragedy — in which an estimated 200 migrants drowned — as rescue ships were called to the aid of more migrant boats in the same area on Thursday.

Vessels from the Italian and Irish navies and humanitarian agency Medecins sans Frontiers (MSF) saved more than 370 people from a capsized boat thought to be carrying up to 600 on Wednesday, the Italian coast guard said.

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