Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'

May 29, 2016 10:27 AM

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Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'

Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says.

The boats sank south of Italy on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as the migrants tried to reach Europe in unseaworthy vessels.

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