11 migrants dead and dozens missing after two shipwrecks off coast of Italy

At least 11 migrants have died and dozens are missing after two ships were wrecked off the coast of southern Italy.
A rescue ship run by a German aid group picked up 51 people from a sinking wooden vessel, in the first of two shipwrecks.
The RESQSHIP group said two of the 51 were unconscious and that 11 bodies were found trapped on the wooden ship’s lower deck near the island of Lampedusa.
The second shipwreck took place about 125 miles east of the Italian region of Calabria, after a boat that had set off from Turkey eight days earlier caught fire and overturned, according to UN agencies. At least 12 migrants were rescued, the Italian coastguard said.
The agencies added migrants involved in the second shipwreck came from Iran, Iraq and Syria.

Image: A yacht capsized off Calabria. Pic: Italian coast guard
More than 50 people are still missing from the vessel wrecked near Calabria.

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