Hundreds feared dead as boats sink in Mediterranean Sea

At least 5 bodies received by Spanish group

Hundreds feared dead as boats sink in Mediterranean Sea

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least five victims are confirmed dead after two overcrowded  boats sank off the Libyan coast, a Spanish humanitarian group said Late Thursday.

Hundreds of others aboard the vessels are feared dead.

Proactiva Open Arms spokeswoman Laura Lanuza said nearly 250 people are believed dead after the ships carrying migrants went down in the Mediterranean Sea.

 Lanuza was quoted by Italian public television as saying members of her organization that works to rescue and help migrants in the Mediterranean managed to "recover five bodies” about 15 miles (24 kilometers) off the coast.

The boats capsized because they are loaded beyond capacity and each one had at least 120 - 130 people onboard, she added. 

Rescue operations are underway. 

Last Mod: 24 Mart 2017, 10:35
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