Hundreds of refugees are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea trying to reach Europe, one year after a similar tragedy, Italy’s president confirmed Monday.
Italy’s foreign minister also confirmed the tragedy on Monday, but said that details were still scarce.
“What is sure is that we are again with a tragedy in the Mediterranean, exactly one year after the tragedy we had . . . in Libyan waters,” Italian foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni was quoted as saying by Reuters.
According to Somali ambassador to Egypt’s talk with BBC Arabic, the victims are believed to have come from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.