BREAKING NEWS: Eight dead, ‘many’ missing migrant boat accident

Some migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by the Red Cross. PHOTO: ITALIAN RED CROSS.

At least eight people died and “many” more are missing after the latest migrant boat dramas in the Mediterranean, Italy’s coastguard and the Italian Red Cross said Tuesday.

The coastguard said one of its boats had recovered seven bodies and another person had died on a rescue boat operated by Malta-based NGO MOAS, while the Red Cross said survivors’ accounts suggested “many” people were unaccounted for.

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