Africa 400 migrants drown off Libyan coast, survivors tell aid group

New figures showed that more than 7,000 migrants have been plucked from the Mediterranean Sea in the last four days.

Francesco Arena, ANSA/AP

Survivors of a capsized migrant boat off Libya have told the aid group Save the Children that an estimated 400 people are believed to have drowned. Even before the survivors were interviewed, Italy's Coast Guard said it assumed that there were many dead given the size of the ship and that nine bodies had been found.