Up To 300 Dead After Mediterranean Migrant Boats Sink
Hundreds of migrants departing from North Africa are feared dead after only a few survivors were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday.By Jake Godin | February 11, 2015
As many as 300 migrants are believed to have died Wednesday after attempting to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa in overcrowded boats and frigid temperatures.
United Nations spokeswoman Carlotta Sami said Wednesday: "Nine have been rescued after 4 days at sea. The other 203 were swallowed by the sea." (Video via United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)