The Italian Navy Rescues At Least 500 Migrants From A Capsized Boat
At least 500 migrants were saved by Italy's navy after their boat capsized near the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea.By Melissa Prax | May 26, 2016
A boat carrying hundreds of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea capsized on Wednesday, and Italy's navy was able to rescue at least 500.
According to the navy, there were too many people on board the boat and it became unstable, causing it to capsize. At least seven people died.
Photos show the boat tipping over near Libya's coast, forcing some people in the water while others tried to hold on.