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Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy

23 September, 2016 12:00 AM printer

ROSETTA:  Dozens of migrants were feared dead Thursday after their overloaded fishing boat capsized off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, as authorities arrested four suspected traffickers following the tragedy that killed at least 42 people, reports AFP.
The latest in a string of disasters to hit those undertaking the perilous sea crossing to Europe saw hundreds of mainly African migrants thrown into the sea on Wednesday about 12 kilometres (eight miles) from the Egyptian city of Rosetta. More than 150 people have been rescued but 42 migrants were confirmed to have died so far.
Rescuers said search operations would focus on the boat’s cold storage room where witnesses said around 100 people sought refuge as the vessel flipped over.


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