INTERNATIONAL: More than 400 refugees ‘drown in Mediterranean’ after boats capsize crossing from Egypt to Italy

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INTERNATIONAL: More than 400 refugees ‘drown in Mediterranean’ after boats capsize crossing from Egypt to Italy

refugees-boatINEPENDENT (UK) – Hundreds of refugees are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after their boats capsized on the way to Europe, a Somali ambassador has said.

More than 400 refugees are thought to have drowned, the Somali ambassador to Egypt told BBC Arabic.

Reports say the refugees were fleeing to Italy from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea in four boats which were ill-equipped for the journey.

“2016, the Mediterranean is a mass grave,” Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) tweeted in response to the news.

Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella said several hundred people appear to have died.

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