Fears for migrants in new tragedy

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Published: Tuesday 5th May 2015 by The News Editor

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The Save the Children aid group is reporting another migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean, with survivors saying many of their fellow passengers fell out of a rubber boat and are feared to have drowned as a rescue vessel neared.

The charity’s spokesman Giovanna di Benedetto, speaking from Catania, Sicily, said the exact toll is not known, but several survivors in their first interviews with aid groups reported “dozens” of people fell into the sea and could not swim.

She said the incident is believed to have occurred on Sunday in the sea between Libya and Sicily when a commercial vessel approached to rescue the migrant boat. The vessel arrived in Catania today.

Published: Tuesday 5th May 2015 by The News Editor

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