Some 200 people remain unaccounted for from Wednesday’s shipwreck off Libya according to the final count from the Italian Navy, as hopes for anymore survivors fade.
A spokesman for the Italian Navy told Migrant Report that 373 people were rescued on Wednesday. Six people were evacuated by air to Italy already because they needed medical attention, while the remaining 367 are on board the Irish Navy Vessel, Le Niamh, headed for Palermo.
In all, 25 people have been confirmed dead after their bodies were recovered yesterday. The search continued overnight with at least five vessels patrolling a different stretch of sea around the disaster zone but no more survivors or bodies were recovered over those taken in yesterday.