In this photo taken at the Palermo harbor on April 15 and made available Sunday, April 19, migrants receive relief after disembarking in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)
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Only a few dozen people were saved Sunday after the capsizing of a fishing boat that one of the survivors said carried 700 people, raising fears that the migrant tragedy off Libya's coast could become the Mediterranean's deadliest.The 20-meter (66-foot) vessel may have overturned because migrants rushed to one side of the craft late Saturday night when they saw an approaching Portuguese-flagged container ship, the King Jacob, which the Italian Coast Guard had dispatched to help them.A United Nations refugee agency spokeswoman Carlotta Sami tweeted that according to one survivor, the boat had set out with 700 migrants aboard.This year, 35,000 asylum seekers and migrants have reached Europe so far and more than 900 are known to have died in failed crossings.
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