A boat carrying around 250 migrants capsized between Sicily and Tunisia on Friday, leaving hundreds in the sea and some dead, the Italian navy said.
The incident came just over a week after at least 319 people drowned when a boat carrying Eritrean and Somali migrants sank near the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.
"There are at least 200 people in the sea and our helicopters are picking them up," said a navy spokesman, adding that two navy ships were assisting and dozens of survivors were being taken to Lampedusa on one of the vessels.
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