Up To 500 Migrants Feared Drowned Off Libya: UNHCR

April 20, 2016 1:48 PM

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Up to 500 migrants trying to reach Europe may have drowned off north Africa last week, the United Nations' refugee agency said Wednesday, although exact details of the tragedy remained unclear.

"If confirmed, as many as 500 people may have lost their lives when a large ship went down in the Mediterranean Sea at an unknown location between Libya and Italy," UNHCR said in a statement.

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