Migrant ship catches fire and sinks off the coast of Italy

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    This is so sad, especially considering they were fleeing persecution and starvation.
     
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    Divers in Lampedusa discover dozens of dead refugees trapped inside sunken boat

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...dead-refugees-trapped-inside-sunken-boat.html

    Why can't the EU or UN get together and work out a system for these refugees. Nobody should have to go thru this at the risk of their lives to escape from a war torn country and starvation.
     
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    Divers recover 38 more bodies, death toll hits 232

    ANDREA ROSA, AP
    1 hour ago

    LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — For the first time, deep sea divers entered the hull of a trawler that sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa with hundreds or refugees aboard, pulling 38 corpses from the crowded wreckage on Monday.

    "They unpacked a wall of people," said Navy Capt. Paolo Trucco, noting that the death toll now stands at 232. "They were so entwined, one with the other, it is indescribable. They were so trapped they were difficult to pull out."

    Wearing weighted suits and sturdy port-holed helmets, the divers were able to spend 30 minutes at a time at the wreck 47 meters (154 feet) below the surface, much more than a scuba divers seven to 10 minutes. This allowed them to remove debris that was still floating around inside to reach the hull...

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20131007/EU--Italy-Migrant.Deaths/
     
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    It's happened again already!

    Ship carrying 250 capsizes near Sicily

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/11/world/europe/italy-ship-capsized/index.html

    (CNN) -- Italian and Maltese military forces raced Friday to international waters off Lampedusa, Italy, where a ship believed to be carrying migrants capsized in the second such incident this month.

    At least 50 of the 250 people believed to be on board had been rescued, authorities said. The fate of the others remained unknown.

    "The operation is ongoing," said Maltese military spokesman Keith Caruana. "We are trying to save as many people as we can.".......
     

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