More than 800 people drowned in sinking of migrant boat worst on record in Mediterranean

April 21, 2015 11:58 AM

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BERLIN – The United Nations refugee agency says it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean.

A spokesman for the Geneva-based U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says it has finished interviewing most of the 28 survivors.

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