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PHOTOS: Powerful images from migrant crisis in Mediterranean

Local residents and rescue workers help a woman after a boat carrying migrants sank off the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, on April 20, 2015. Argiris Mantikos/AFP/Getty Images

TORONTO – The United Nations said Tuesday it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat full of migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, while at least three other vessels ran into trouble Monday.

The UN’s refugee agency said Saturday’s tragedy is the deadliest incident in the Mediterranean on record, while only 24 bodies have been recovered in addition to 28 survivors.

Here’s a look at some of the most compelling images from the Mediterranean migrant tragedy.

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A rescuer cradles a child in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early Monday, April 20, 2015. AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

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Italian Coast Guard officers disembark the body of a migrant off the ship Bruno Gregoretti, in Valletta’s Grand Harbour, Monday, April 20 2015. AP Photo/Lino Azzopardi

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Greek coast guards help a woman rescued after a boat carrying migrants sank off the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, on April 20, 2015. Argiris Mantikos/AFP/Getty Images

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A shipwrecked migrant holds her child after disembarking from a rescue vessel in the port of Lesvos island on April 17, 2015. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

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A man carries a woman as local residents and rescue workers help migrants after their boat sank off the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, on April 20, 2015. Argiris Mantikos/AFP/Getty Images

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A boat transporting migrants arrives in the port of Messina after a rescue operation at sea on April 18, 2015 in Sicily. Giovanni Isolino/AFP/Getty Images

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Local residents and rescue workers try to help migrants after their boat sank off the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, on April 20, 2015. Argiris Mantikos/AFP/Getty Images

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Immigrants gather in front of Hellenic coast guard as they arrive in the port on the island of Lesbos on April 18, 2015. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

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Immigrants board a ship in the port of Lesvos island by destination to Athens on April 17, 2015. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

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A migrant holds his child in the port of Lesvos island as he waits to board a ship to Athens on April 17, 2015. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

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A young migrant looks through a police bus window in the port of Lesvos island on April 17, 2015. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

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Local residents and rescue workers help a woman after a boat carrying migrants sank off the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece, on April 20, 2015. Argiris Mantikos/AFP/Getty Images

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