79 People Confirmed Dead As Fishing Boat With 750 Migrants Capsizes On The Mediterranean Sea

A fishing boat said to be sailing off from Libya to Italy has capsized with as many as 750 people packed onboard, including 100 children.

According to BBC, at least 79 people have been confirmed dead and more than 100 rescued from the sea, in one of Greece’s biggest migrant boat tragedies.

Authorities maintain that their offers of assistance were rejected, yet are still under pressure for allegedly not doing enough.

The European Union (EU) border agency, Frontex, said it had spotted the boat early on Tuesday afternoon and immediately told the Greek and Italian authorities, after which the Coastguard said no-one onboard was wearing a life jacket.