UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

May 29, 2016 8:52 AM

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UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

POZZALLO, Italy – The UN refugee agency says over 700 migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried to reach Europe.

Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for UNHCR, told The Associated Press by phone Sunday an estimated 100 people are missing from a smugglers' boat that capsized Wednesday.

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