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As many as 750 migrants feared dead in five Mediterranean shipwrecks
As many as 750 migrants feared dead in five Mediterranean shipwrecks

As many as 500 migrants are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea last week when their boat was allegedly rammed by human traffickers in an incident described by the International Organization for Migration as “mass murder.” At least four other vessels bound for Europe sank over the weekend  – one sailing from Egypt and three from Libya – bringing the total number of dead and missing migrants in recent days to between 550 and 750, said Carlotta Sami, a spokeswoman for the U.N. high commissioner for refugees in Rome.  The deadliest incident occurred off Malta, where a group of Syrian, Palestinian, Egyptian and Sudanese migrants was...

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