Migrant boat catches fire in Mediterranean
On Tuesday, the UN said this year’s toll of migrants dead or missing in the Mediterranean has climbed to more than 1,700.
Last week, a wooden boat carrying about 500 migrants was hit by a wave, which caused passengers to rush to one side of the vessel, according to the Italian Coast Guard. This tipped about 200 people overboard into the Mediterranean; 34 died in the incident.
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