In the latest tragedy to hit the Mediterranean sea, an overcrowded boat which was attempting the crossing from North Africa to
Fifty-five people were saved by a Singapore-flagged merchant ship, which went to the boat’s aid after the Italian coastguard received an emergency call by satellite telephone from the floundering vessel.
The survivors said the boat had been carrying around 100 people. Rescuers counted at least 10 bodies in the water which meant some 30 to 35 people may have been lost at sea.
Earlier this month, 500 people were feared drowned after their boat sank off
According to the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR), more than 2,500 people have drowned or gone missing attempting to cross from North Africa to