12 dead after migrant boat capsizes off Libya


12 dead after migrant boat capsizes off Libya

Search and rescue operations have been stepped up in the Mediterranean after a migrant boat capsized off Libya, killing 12 people.

Ten people have been rescued and returned to Libya, while three others are reported missing.

According to the UN migration agency, the migrant group was sailing for more than 10 days. 

The survivors, who've suffered "from complete dehydration and exhaustion after being stranded at sea for days", will now undergo medical checks at the International Organisation for Migration in Libya.