At least 10 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast

Naval personnel lower a patrol dinghy into the sea from the Belgian Navy Vessel Godetia, one of the EU vessels taking part in the Triton migrant rescue operation, during operations off the Sicilian harbour of Augusta, Italy, on June 18, 2015At least 10 migrants who were seeking to reach Europe are feared dead after their inflatable dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya, a local prosecutor on the Italian island of Sicily said Thursday. A UNHCR spokesman had earlier said that the potential toll could reach up to 40, but prosecutor Francesco Paolo Giordino said it would be closer to "about a dozen". "From what I managed to find out, the victims were on an inflatable boat that was carrying about 100 migrants," said Giordino.


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