Up to 700 feared dead after boat sinks off Libya

Rome: As numerous as 700 individuals are dreaded dead after a pontoon stealing transients overturned away the Libyan drift overnight, the Times of Malta investigated Sunday.

Twenty eight individuals were safeguarded in the episode, which happened in a range simply off Libyan waters, 120 miles south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, the daily paper's site reported.

The crisis was proclaimed at about midnight. The pontoon is accepted to have inverted when vagrants moved to the other side of the vessel when a dealer boat approached.

It was the most recent mischance including transients' pontoons in under a week. A week ago, more than 400 individuals were dreaded to have kicked the bucket after their boat toppled off the shoreline of Libya.