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At least 110 feared dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya: UNHCR

By 김윤미

Published : Nov. 3, 2016 - 21:40

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ROME (AFP) -- At least 110 people are feared drowned off Libya after a migrant shipwreck, the UN's refugee agency said Thursday, quoting survivor testimony.

"A vessel will around 140 people on board overturned Wednesday just a few hours after setting off from Libya, throwing everyone into the water. Only 29 people survived," UNHCR spokesperson Carlotta Sami told AFP.