Aid agencies say more than 110 migrants were missing and scores feared drowned after their overloaded boat sank off the Libyan coast.
The Libyan navy says there has been a renewed surge in migrants who are trying to cross the Mediterranean and enter Europe.
The cargo ship sank off the coast of Misrata due to bad weather conditions.
Some 4,000 refugees have been rescued in Strait of Sicily, Italy's coastguard says
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