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Nine dead, 22 rescued as boat carrying migrants sinks off Sicily

The UN migration agency said the boat had set sail from Tunisia and had been carrying Tunisian and west African migrants. Vessels from the coastguard and customs police had reached the vessel, which overturned in rough seas about six nautical miles from the coast of Lampedusa.

Oct 07, 2019, 16:16 PM IST

At least 29 dead after migrant boat carrying 300 capsizes off Egypt

At least 29 people have drowned on Wednesday after a boat carrying more than 300 migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast, about 140 km north of Cairo.

Sep 22, 2016, 00:05 AM IST

10 drown, 150 rescued from capsized migrant boat off Egypt

At least 10 people drowned when a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday, with rescue teams saving at least 150 passengers, officials said.

Sep 21, 2016, 18:48 PM IST

Italy raises migrant boat`s cargo of death from the deep

Italy has begun the grisly task of raising a corpse-packed trawler from the seabed near Libya, a year after up to 800 migrants perished in the Mediterranean`s deadliest disaster since World War II.

May 12, 2016, 15:28 PM IST

18 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey: official

The Turkish coastguard rescued 15 migrants from the boat off the coastal town of Didim in southwest Turkey.

Mar 06, 2016, 20:44 PM IST

At least 37 dead, including children, as migrant boat sinks off Turkey

The Turkish coastguard on Saturday recovered the bodies of women and children washed up on a beach after yet another migrant boat sank while trying to reach Europe, leaving at least 37 dead.

Jan 31, 2016, 04:00 AM IST

Six migrant children die after boat sinks off western Turkey: Reports

At least six children died and eight other people rescued on Tuesday after a boat carrying migrants bound for Greece capsized off Turkey's western coast near the city of Izmir, local media reported.

Dec 08, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

13 dead in migrant boat collision with ferry off Turkey: Report

At least 13 migrants died off the coast of Turkey Sunday after the inflatable dinghy carrying them to Greece collided with a ferry, Turkish media reported.

Sep 20, 2015, 16:36 PM IST

Four children missing after migrant boat sinks: Greek coastguard

 Four children have gone missing after a dinghy carrying them and other migrants sank off the island of Samos on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the Greek coastguard authorities said.

Sep 12, 2015, 20:03 PM IST

Another 1,400 migrants rescued off Libya, 52 found dead

A Swedish coastguard ship docked at the Sicilian port of Palermo on Thursday carrying more than 570 migrants and the bodies of 52 people, officials said. 

Aug 28, 2015, 02:31 AM IST

Some 50 migrants found dead in boat off Libya: Coast guard

Some 50 migrants were found dead in the hold of a boat off the coast of Libya on Wednesday during a rescue operation which saved 430 other people, the Italian coast guard said.

Aug 26, 2015, 19:26 PM IST

More than 200 feared dead in sinking of migrant boat

Hopes faded of finding survivors on Thursday from the sinking of a boat in which an estimated 200 migrants were feared drowned, as rescue ships were called to the aid of more migrant boats in the same area of the Mediterranean.

Aug 06, 2015, 22:34 PM IST

Migrant boat still being held off Myanmar coast: Government

More than 700 migrants found packed aboard an overcrowded boat in the Andaman Sea were still being held offshore by Myanmar`s navy on Monday, more than three days after the converted fishing vessel

Jun 01, 2015, 15:59 PM IST

"Myanmar navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat"

Myanmar's navy has carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat, bringing 208 people to shore, an official said on Friday, as it faced mounting international pressure to tackle a regional migration crisis.

May 22, 2015, 17:34 PM IST

Italy says may have found ship that carried 900 drowned migrants

Italy`s navy said on Thursday it believed it had found the wreck of a boat that sank last month killing up to 900 migrants off the coast of Libya, the Mediterranean`s most deadly migrant tragedy in living memory.

May 07, 2015, 23:51 PM IST

3 migrants die in boat capsize off Egypt

Three migrants drowned Saturday and 31 were rescued after a boat carrying illegal immigrants trying to reach Europe capsized off Egypt`s port of Baheira, security officials and state media said.

May 03, 2015, 03:00 AM IST

Eight missing after migrant boat sinks off Turkey: Reports

The Turkish coastguard was searching Monday for eight people believed to be Syrian migrants missing after their boat capsized off southwestern Turkey while on its way to Greece, news reports said.

Dec 30, 2014, 00:58 AM IST

Migrant boat carrying 100 capsizes off Libya

A Libyan coast guard official says a boat carrying more than 100 migrants has capsized off the coast near the capital.

Aug 31, 2014, 15:29 PM IST

Malta urges `clear EU strategy` on migrants after twin tragedies

Malta called on the European Union to develop a "clear strategy" to deal with migrants fleeing conflicts to their shores after two shipwrecks claimed hundreds of lives.

Oct 14, 2013, 11:43 AM IST

Italian coast guards rescue 300 on migrant boat

Hundreds of people have died or drowned attempting dangerous crossing from N Africa to Lampedusa.

Aug 05, 2011, 12:19 PM IST