Up to 500 Feared Dead in Mediterranean Shipwreck Last Week

April 20, 2016 1:32 PM

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The U.N. refugee agency says up to 500 people are feared dead in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea last week.

UNHCR says the disaster happened in the waters between Italy and Libya, based on accounts from 41 survivors who were rescued on April 16 by a merchant ship.

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