20 migrants killed in new Mediterranean sinking: Coastguard

AFP , Wednesday 24 May 2017

At least 20 migrants including young children drowned on Wednesday when an overloaded vessel sank in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard and a humanitarian worker said.

"There's a critical situation today. About 200 people fell into the water and for the moment we have 20 bodies," a coastguard spokesman told AFP.

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