Syrians among dead in Malta boat tragedy

Many on board the boat that capsized near Mediterranean Sea were Syrians escaping their country's civil war.

Last Modified: 13 Oct 2013 11:35
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Thirty seven people were killed and more than 200 others were rescued when a boat capsized on the Mediterranean on Frida-.

Many on board the boat were Syrians escaping the country's civil war.

Joseph Muscat, the prime minister of Malta, said that the region was fast turning into a cemetery and has pleaded for help.

Al Jazeera's Karl Stagno-Navarra reports from Malta.


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