Migrant boat capsizes in Mediterranean, 25 dead

August 6, 2015 6:42 AM

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Migrant boat capsizes in Mediterranean, 25 dead

The Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the wooden boat had capsized on Wednesday, after it reportedly made a distress call received in Italy over rough weather about 15 miles off the Libyan coast.

The Irish Le Niamh rescue boat and the MSF-operated Dignity I vessel, along with other ships and a helicopter, were dispatched to the area. However, the boats received calls and rescued another 94 people on their way to the first boat.

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