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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.

Two boats capsized in two days in the Mediterranean this week.
GABRIEL BOUYS via Getty Images
Two boats capsized in two days in the Mediterranean this week.
GABRIEL BOUYS via Getty Images
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.