400 migrants saved from wreck off Libya, 25 bodies found

August 5, 2015 4:06 PM

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ROME — Some 400 migrants have been rescued and 25 bodies recovered after a fishing boat carrying an estimated 600 capsized on Wednesday in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya, an Italian Coast Guard official said.

Cmdr. Filippo Marini said the rescue operation was still ongoing, involving seven ships. Survivors have indicated that between 400 and 600 people were on board the smugglers’ boat when it capsized, he added.

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