Over 130 African Migrants Die in Boat Tragedy

More than 130 people have drowned after a boat carrying African migrants caught fire and sank near the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Italian authorities say as many as 500 passengers were on board when the boat capsized Thursday, in what has become one of the deadliest accidents in the Mediterranean.

The Italian coast guard says about 150 people have been rescued and a search continues for missing passengers.

Survivors told authorities the boat began taking on water after the motor stopped …