7 immigrants drowned, 500 saved as boat capsizes off Libyan coast

  • Libyan Express |
  • Wednesday 25 May 2016

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At least seven migrants have drowned off the Libyan coast after the heavily overcrowded boat they were sailing on overturned, the Italian navy said Wednesday.

The navy said 500 people had been pulled to safety and seven bodies recovered, but rescue operations were continuing and the death toll could rise.

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