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Up to 700 Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks off Libya
As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, a U.N. official said on Sunday.
Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened in an area just off Libyan waters, south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, the official said, adding that a number of Italian coast guard and naval vessels were being sent in rescue operations.
If confirmed, the disaster would be one of the worst seen during the decades-long mi