In Latest Migrant Disaster, 400 Drown in Massive Mediterranean Shipwreck

More than 400 drowned when a vessel crammed with migrants capsized early Monday morning during an attempt to make the crossing from Egypt to southern Italy across the perilous Strait of Sicily. The migrants were mostly Somalis, along with some fleeing from Ethiopia and Eritrea, and all were hoping to reach Italy. Conflicting reports speak of one or several boats involved in the disaster. The Somali ambassador to Egypt has confirmed the incident, but stated that the embassy has not yet taken a firm position regarding the tragedy. A BBC correspondent in Kenya said he had spoken with relatives of

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