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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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