Body count from migrant boat disaster off Italy rises to 111

By REUTERS
October 4, 2013 10:39

LAMPEDUSA - Italian rescue workers have pulled 111 bodies from the migrant boat that sank off the island of Lampedusa on Thursday and expect to recover more than a hundred more from the submerged wreck, a coastguard official said on Friday.

Authorities have rescued 155 survivors after the 20-metre (66-foot) boat carrying around 500 migrants, mostly Eritreans and Somalis, sank no more than 1 kilometer (half a mile) from shore.


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