Teeming migrant boat sinks off Egypt

September 23, 2016 14:48 IST 1 of 5
Rescue workers carry the body of a victim on a stretcher after a boat carrying migrants capsized off Egypt's coast, in Al-Beheira, Egypt. A boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt, officials said, with a death toll to 52. Security officials said almost 600 people may have been squeezed aboard the wooden vessel, suggesting hundreds more may have perished in what is just the latest disaster for migrants desperate to reach Europe. Credit: Reuters