Eight dead, 'many' missing in new Med migrant tragedy

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Rome (AFP)

At least eight people died and "many" more are missing feared dead after the latest migrant boat incidents in the Mediterranean, Italy's coastguard and the Italian Red Cross said Tuesday.

The coastguard said one of its boats had recovered seven bodies and another person had died on a rescue boat operated by Malta-based NGO MOAS, while the Red Cross said survivors' accounts suggested "many" people were unaccounted for.