The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Friday said it had a report of 40 to 50 migrants missing at sea off Libya.
IOM spokesman Joel Millman, who stated this, did not give details of the accident.
He noted that there had been 2,701 deaths so far this year and more than 364,000 people had arrived in Greece, Italy and Spain after crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
Europe is in crisis as hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war and economic migrants escaping poverty are arriving on the continent, crossing the Mediterranean on unsafe boats and overland across the Balkan Peninsula.
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