Terrifying scene as migrant ship capsizes

An Italian Navy ship spotted a boat with migrants off the Libyan coast and shortly after the migrant ship flipped for the precarious floating conditions given the hi number of migrants on board. Rescue operations are still ongoing also with the help of an helicopter and of a second Navy vessel. At the moment 500 people have been saved and seven are dead.
Ship flips, throws 500+ overboard
00:55 - Source: CNN

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Five people die when a ship capsizes in the Mediterranean

International migrants organization says fewer dying en route to Europe this year

CNN  — 

The delicate balance of an overcrowded boat carrying hundreds of migrants turned into a frightening roll as an Italian navy ship approached Wednesday.

Passengers had rushed to the port side, a shift in weight that proved too much. People began tumbling into the Mediterranean Sea.