More than 400 migrants drown in the Mediterranean after four overcrowded boats capsized whilst crossing from Egypt to Italy

Most of the 400 migrants aboard the boat were fleeing from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and had been hoping to reach Italy. (file picture) Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3545004/More-400-migrants-drown-Mediterranean-four-crowded-boats-capsized-whilst-crossing-Egypt-Italy.html#ixzz46AbA8Yfa Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
Most of the 400 migrants aboard the boat were fleeing from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and had been hoping to reach Italy. (file picture)
  • Dozens of migrants have reportedly drowned whilst crossing to Europe 
  • Over 400 migrants, mainly from Somalia, were aboard the capsized vessels
  • The boats were travelling from Egypt to Italy when the tragedy happened
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Dozens of African migrants have reportedly drowned after a boat carrying 400 people capsized in the Mediterranean Sea.  Most of the 400 migrants aboard the boat were fleeing from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and had been hoping to reach Italy.

Most of the 400 migrants aboard the boat were fleeing from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea and had been hoping to reach Italy. (file picture)

Somali media reports say that rescue workers have only managed to save 29 passengers from the waters after the shocking incident. Over 400 migrants are thought to have drowned, the Somali ambassador in Egypt told BBC Arabic

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