Migration crisis 400 drown in Mediterranean sea

They were fleeing from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and had been hoping to reach Italy.

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They were fleeing from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and had been hoping to reach Italy. play

They were fleeing from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and had been hoping to reach Italy.

(AP)
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About 400 migrants are feared dead in the Mediterranean sea after a boat carrying them capized.

They were fleeing from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and had been hoping to reach Italy.

 

The Somali ambassador to Egypt confirmed the incident to BBC Arabic and said its embassy is in the process of assessing the situation.

Somali media reports say that rescue workers have only managed to save 29 passengers from the waters after the shocking incident, according to the daily mail.

They were fleeing from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and had been hoping to reach Italy. play

They were fleeing from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and had been hoping to reach Italy.

(AP)

Somali media reports say that rescue workers have only managed to save 29 passengers from the waters after the shocking incident. play

Somali media reports say that rescue workers have only managed to save 29 passengers from the waters after the shocking incident.

 

A BBC correspondent in Kenya said he had spoken with relatives of three young Somalis who were members of the family of one of the drowned migrants.

About 24,000 migrants have arrived in Italy via Mediterranean sea the route and tens of thousands more are waiting in the pipeline, according to the International Organization for Migration.

 

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