Submitted by ub on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 08:21

As many as 700 are feared dead after a migrant boat sinks off Libya. Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened just off Libyan waters, south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. This could be the deadliest toll ever as a result of a single capsizing.

Italy's ANSA news agency reports that an estimated 700 people were aboard and only 28 were said to be rescued.

Migrant Boat With Up to 700 On Board Capsizes South of Italy via @NBCNews

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya via @Reuters

FROM FEB. 18: Migrants See Lampedusa as 'Gateway into Europe'

Migrant boat capsizes as hundreds drown off the Libyan coast via @AJAM