500 May Have Died in Sinking of Migrant Boat in Mediterranean, U.N. Says

April 20, 2016 4:49 PM

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500 May Have Died in Sinking of Migrant Boat in Mediterranean, U.N. Says

The United Nations refugee agency said on Wednesday that 500 people may have died in the choppy waters of the Mediterranean last week, when a large boat overflowing with migrants from Africa and the Middle East capsized in an unknown location between Libya and Italy.

If confirmed, it would be the worst humanitarian calamity in Europe’s migrant crisis since more than 800 people died last April near Libyan shores as they tried to reach Italy.

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