Dozens killed in new migrant shipwreck south of Sicily




 
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October 12th, 2013  
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Topic: Dozens killed in new migrant shipwreck south of Sicily


By Wladimir Pantaleone PALERMO, Sicily (Reuters) - Dozens of people died on Friday when a boat carrying around 250 migrants capsized between Sicily and Tunisia, in the second such shipwreck this month, the Italian coastguard said. The Italian news agency ANSA reported that around 50 corpses had been sighted, including around 10 children, following the incident about 60 miles south of the tiny island of Lampedusa. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told a news conference in Valletta there were indications at least 27 people had died "and the number is expected to rise, possibly drastically". ...

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