World 'Scores missing' as migrant boat sinks

20:34  13 april  2017
20:34  13 april  2017 Source:   BBC News

Building collapses in Poland: 5 killed, 4 injured, 1 missing

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Hundreds missing as migrant boat capsizes off Greece. Rome - The Italian coastguard said on Saturday nearly a hundred people were missing after a boat with migrants sank off the Libyan coast.

Scores missing after boat carrying migrants from Africa sinks off Sicilian island of Lampedusa. Mayor: 'It's horrific, like a cemetery'. Reuters|Published: 03.10.13 , 13:56.

Migrants on overcrowded raft in the central Mediterranean (file photo - January 2017): Hundreds of migrants - many of them on board overloaded dinghies - have drowned or gone missing off the Libyan coast © Reuters Hundreds of migrants - many of them on board overloaded dinghies - have drowned or gone missing off the Libyan coast At least 97 African migrants, including women and children, are missing after their boat sank off the Libyan coast, a coastguard spokesman has said.

A total of 23 male survivors were rescued while clinging to a floating device, Ayoub Kassem added.

Rescue operations are continuing, but the chances of finding more survivors are slim, reports say.

Libya is a major transit point for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.

At least 590 of them have died or have gone missing along the Libyan coast so far this year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Hijacked Indian cargo ship rescued but 8 crew missing

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More than 300 people drowned or were feared dead after a boat packed with African migrants caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, one of the worst disasters of Europe's chronic At least 82 people died and scores were missing , officials and rescuers said.

Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania, Germany crush Azerbaijan. At least 94 people died and up to 250 were missing after a boat packed with African migrants caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday.

Map showing Central Mediterranean migrant routes © BBC Map showing Central Mediterranean migrant routes

Survivors reported that 15 women and five children were among those missing when the latest boat sank less than 10km (6 miles) off the coast of the capital, Tripoli.

"What happened is that the base of the boat got wrecked and the boat had sunk," Mr Kassem was quoted by Reuters news agency as saying.

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