At Least 200 Migrants Die on Mediterranean Crossing

February 11, 2015 10:56 AM

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At least 200 migrants died after trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in inflatable boats, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday.

Nine people who had been on two boats were rescued and reached the Italian island of Lampedusa, but a third boat was unaccounted for, according to UNHCR spokeswoman Carlotta Sami.

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