European Leaders Address Migrant Crisis In Mediterranean

April 20, 2015 8:26 PM

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Up to 900 migrants are feared drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after their boat capsized yesterday. And there are at least three more emergencies in the area today. Some 1,500 migrants have died in the Mediterranean so far this year. At the same time, as we'll hear in a few moments, more than 21,000 people have successfully crossed into Europe from Africa. We begin with Lauren Frayer for the latest on the rescue operation. Lauren, what is known about these latest boats that have run into trouble trying to get to Europe?

LAUREN FRAYER, BYLINE: Well, Melissa, one ship ran aground today off the Greek island of Rhodes. The boat splintered apart. Video shows survivors screaming in the water, only a few of them with lifejackets. The Coast Guard and passersby are wading out into - on the rocks trying to grab people. In th...

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