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More than 700 migrants missing or feared dead in the Mediterranean

  • During the past week, around 65 migrants have been killed in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea. Hundreds of migrants are still missing, raising fears that the death toll could rise to over 700. On Wednesday, a boat carrying migrants capsized. Five people were killed in the disaster while more than 100 remain missing. More than 560 people survived. On Thursday, another migrant boat sank killing 15 people. Around 550 people remain missing. 45 people died on Friday when another migrant boat capsized.