Nearly 250 refugees dead or missing after shipwrecks off Libyan coast

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Authorities raise alarm at increased risks of Mediterranean voyages, as people smugglers crowd refugees on to vessels meant for far fewer people

The final toll of dead and missing from two refugee shipwrecks off Libya at the weekend has risen to 245, the United Nations high commission for refugees (UNHCR) has said.

Tuesday’s revised estimate is partly based on horrific accounts from hospitalised survivors, and raises the death toll in the two incidents by about 50 people.

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