Fading hope in search for survivors in Mediterranean

Rescuers continue to search for survivors after a boat capsized Wednesday off the coast of Libya. Some 340 people have been rescued, but hopes of finding more survivors among the up to 600 on board the ship are fading.

Several boats spent the night looking for survivors following the capsize of a boat on carrying up to 600 people on Wednesday. So far, 373 people had been rescued and are due to arrive in Palermo, Sicily, on Thursday, according to a spokesman from the Italian coastguard.

A total of 25 bodies have been retrieved from the sea, and more than 200 people are feared dead.
On Wednesday morning, the migrants made a distress call when their fishing boat started taking on water and the engine room was flooded, 15 miles north of the Libyan town of Zouara, not far from the Tunisian border.

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Source News: DW