LÉ ‘Niamh’ rescues 367 people after capsize in Mediterranean

Vessel en route to port of Palermo after 25 fatalities and at least 185 unaccounted for

Around 300 people are thought to have survived after a wooden boat, carrying around 600, capsized off the coast of Libya. Video: Médécins Sans Frontières

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh is en route to the Sicilian port of Palermo carrying 367 survivors and 25 bodies recovered from a fishing vessel which capsized in the Mediterranean on Wednesday.

At least 185 people who were travelling on the fishing boat, understood to have had as many as 700 migrants on board, were unaccounted for last night and feared dead.

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