Around 400 Migrants Believed to Have Drowned After Boat Capsizes Off Libya

About 400 migrants are feared to have drowned after their boat capsized off Libya, survivors have told Save the Children.
Even before the survivors were interviewed, Italy's Coast Guard said it assumed that there were many dead given the size of the ship and that nine bodies had been found.
The coast guard had helped rescue some 144 people on Monday and immediately launched an air and sea search operation in hopes of finding others. No other survivors or bodies have been recovered.
On Tuesday, Save the Children said its interviews with survivors who arrived in Reggio Calabria indicated there may have been 400 others who drowned. The U.N. refugee agency said the toll was likely given the size of the ship.



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