There were nearly a thousand people on board the migrants' boat that sank off Libya's coast in the Mediterranean, including hundreds who were locked in the hold by the smugglers, a survivor has told the prosecutors.
The European Union said Sunday it is organising an urgent meeting of foreign and interior ministers after the latest migrant boat disaster in the Mediterranean was feared to have killed up to 700 people.
Five persons, including a child, were killed and at least 10 others missing in an overnight boat capsize in central Bangladesh when a sand-laden cargo vessel collided with the passenger boat carrying over 70 people.
An overloaded ferry carrying over 100 people capsized Sunday after being hit by a cargo trawler in Padma river in Bangladesh, media reports said adding that rescuers had recovered at least seven bodies, including that of a child.
At least 126 people died and 221 people were rescued after a boat capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southern Katagna province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), a media report said Sunday.