At least 29 Migrants have reportedly died after a boat conveying 600 migrants across the Mediterranean Sea capsized on Wednesday.
According to CNN, the boat capsized off the Egyptian coast near Kafr al-Sheikh.
Egyptian military sources stated that 150 people have so far been rescued.
The boat was on its way to Italy, Egyptian news agency MENA reports, attributing the information to the military.
There have been many similar tragic instances in the last couple of years but many African migrants remain undeterred.
Like the 600 migrants, many are leaving African countries in large numbers for Europe, often in rickety boats on perilous voyages that regularly turn fatal.
Only on Tuesday, the Egyptian military arrested 68 people on a boat trying to make its way to Europe. They were captured off the coast of Matrouh.
Last week, the country’s navy thwarted two attempts by people trying to cross from Egypt to Europe. More than 400 would-be migrants from various nationalities were arrested in that operation.
The fate of migrants and refugees is one of the major talking points at the 71st United Nations General Assembly ongoing in New York, the United States of America. A major agreement concerning migrants and refugees is expected to be signed by member states.