300 people missing in "major tragedy" in Mediterranean

Mediterranean crossing. Photo: UNHCR/A. D’Amato

An incident in which 300 people reportedly went missing while crossing the Mediterranean Sea has been described as a "major tragedy" by the UN Refugee Agency, UNCHR.

The migrants and refugees mainly from sub-Saharan Africa were attempting to travel by boat from Libya to Italy.

Last year, 600 people died in two tragedies off the coast of Lampedusa.

Jocelyne Sambira has been speaking to UNHCR's Babar Baloch.

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