Fears of other migrant boats in distress

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As EU foreign and interiors met to discuss their response to the worsening migrant crisis, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said it had received a distress call from another boat in the Mediterranean carrying more than 300 people, with at least 20 reported dead.

The caller said that there are over 300 people on his boat and it is already sinking (and) he has already reported fatalities, 20 at least,” the IOM’s Federico Soda wrote in an email.

Mr Soda said the IOM had given the Italian coast guard the coordinates for that and two other distressed vessels, but that they were still tied up with the earlier shipwreck.