Over 27 migrants drown in Italian boat accident

At least 27 migrants died on Saturday after a boat carrying dozens of people sank in an attempt to reach British shores. According to local reports, the migrants were from a sub-Saharan African nation…

Over 27 migrants drown in Italian boat accident


At least 27 migrants died on Saturday after a boat carrying dozens of people sank in an attempt to reach British shores.

According to local reports, the migrants were from a sub-Saharan African nation and were heading toward the Britain. However, as the overcrowded vessel capsized after a collision with a rubber dinghy which was carrying other passengers, they became caught in a powerful current and drowned.

Watch APTN’s latest reports from Italy: https://t.co/2D82hVjhzK pic.twitter.com/7HCngeMPNn — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) October 20, 2018

The Italian coast guard confirmed that 42 people have been rescued while Italian and British ships helped in the rescue effort. While officials are working to find further survivors, local media reports that a group of 20 women are still believed to be missing.

Read more in The Washington Post.

Read more at The Washington Post

Ate No issue. Read The Washington Post article in Italian here: https://t.co/2D82hVjhzK pic.twitter.com/Hh7UMGu7js — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 20, 2018

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