Around 30 migrants found dead on boat near Sicily

June 30th, 2014  
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Topic: Around 30 migrants found dead on boat near Sicily

By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - As many as 30 corpses were found on a boat packed with migrants off the coast of Sicily, Italy's navy said on Monday after rescuing thousands of people trying to cross from North Africa over the weekend. More than 5,000 people were rescued this weekend, adding to the 50,000 migrants who have reached Italy from North Africa so far this year, many fleeing war and forced conscription as well as poverty and a lack of opportunity. Italy has called on its European Union partners to do more to help manage the near daily arrivals, a phenomenon that has boosted voter support for the anti-immigration Northern League party in a country struggling to emerge from recession. "We can't leave Italy and maybe Malta isolated.


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