26/05/2016 11:16 PM AEST

Refugees Feared Dead In Second Migrant Shipwreck In Two Days

Over 80 people have been rescued from the capsized boat; the number of drowned is yet unknown.

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Two boats capsized in two days in the Mediterranean this week.

ROME (Reuters) - A migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean on Thursday, an Italian coastguard spokesman said, and the number of possible dead is unknown while 88 have been rescued from what was probably a wooden fishing vessel.

It is the second shipwreck in two days, after five were confirmed to have died when a large fishing boat flipped over in the sea on Wednesday.