Mediterranean migrant crisis: Up to 200 feared dead as boat sinks off Libya, officials say

August 28, 2015 1:22 AM

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A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy has sunk off the Libyan coast with up to 200 people feared dead, officials say.

A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the overcrowded boat set off, said there were about 400 people on board.

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