Up to 300 migrants feared dead after Mediterranean shipwrecks

Up to 300 migrants feared dead after Mediterranean shipwrecks
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
ADVERTISEMENT

Up to 300 migrants are feared dead after attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Italy.

Survivors said they were on two boats travelling from Libya, according to the UN refugee agency.

A third boat is also believed to have sunk while a fourth was picked up by coastguards a few days ago. Each boat had around 100 passengers.

Nine survivors, believed to be from West Africa, have been rescued and taken to the Italian island of Lampedusa after spending four days at sea, UNHCR said.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Watch: Search continues over Italian power plant explosion

Italy opens new slander trial against Amanda Knox

Italian farmers protest 'Made In Italy' labelling