Save the Children reports dozens feared dead in new migrant tragedy as rescue ship nears

May 5, 2015 10:14 AM

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ROME – The Save the Children aid group is reporting another migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean, with survivors saying many of their fellow passengers fell out of a rubber boat and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared.

Save the Children's Giovanna di Benedetto said from Catania, Sicily, that the exact toll isn't known but that several survivors in their first interviews with aid groups reported that "dozens" of people fell into the sea and couldn't swim.

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