40 dead as migrant boat breaks apart off Italy

TEHRAN, Feb. 26 (MNA) – The Italian coast guard has spotted about 40 bodies after a migrant boat broke apart in rough seas off the southern coast of Italy’s mainland, media reported on Sunday.

Quoting unidentified port authorities near the coastal town of Crotone, in Calabria, the toe of the Italian peninsula, RAI said the ship was carrying more than 100 migrants when it ran into trouble at dawn on Sunday.

It said vessels from the coast guard, border police and firefighters were involved in rescue efforts.

Coast guard and other rescue services were not immediately available for more details.


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