Migrant Boat Sinks in Mediterranean, 14 Killed

World | May 13, 2014, Tuesday // 11:00|  views

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At least 14 migrants have died when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy on Monday.

The fast response of the Italian coast guard helped the rescue of some 200 people from the sinking boat, CNN reported, citing the local ANSA agency. It is unknown yet how many people were on board.

The incident happened approximately 160km south of the Lampedusa island, which is a hot destination for north African migrants and refugees. In October, over 350 people died in one of the biggest tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Italian military says it has saved about 2,000 migrants just in the last 5 days. According to the United Nations, 43,000 people arrived by sea to seek refuge in Italy last year.

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Tags: Lampedusa, migrants, Libya, Italy, Mediterranean Sea


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