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11 Die, Dozens Go Missing as Ships Carrying Asylum Seekers Capsize Off Italy

HeadlineJun 18, 2024

At least 11 asylum seekers have died and dozens are missing after two shipwrecks off the southern coast of Italy. Over 50 migrants were rescued Monday from a sinking wooden boat, while another boat, which had set off from Turkey, caught fire and overturned. Many of the refugees came from Syria, Egypt, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The International Organization for Migration estimates more than 27,000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea over the last 10 years as they attempt to reach Europe from northern Africa.

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