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A Boat Packed with 700 Migrants Capsized in Mediterranean, Hundreds Feared Dead

Hundreds feared drowned off Libya after fishing boat capsizes - (photo file)
Hundreds feared drowned off Libya after fishing boat capsizes – (photo file)

(Reuters) : A boat packed with up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya on Wednesday and many were feared dead, officials and aid agencies said.

The Italian Coast Guard and the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said about 400 people had been rescued and 25 bodies had been recovered so far, although it was still not clear exactly how many people were on board.