Hundreds die in worst single migrant tragedy yet

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Coast guards carried the bodies of migrants killed at sea onto Malta’s shore on Monday (April 20) in the worst disaster yet in the unfolding Mediterranean tragedy. At least 700 are feared dead. The

Hundreds die in worst single migrant tragedy yet

Coast guards carried the bodies of migrants killed at sea onto Malta’s shore on Monday (April 20) in the worst disaster yet in the unfolding Mediterranean tragedy.

At least 700 are feared dead. The coast guards on this Italian patrol boat rescued a handful of migrants who watched silently as they unloaded the 24 corpses.

Italian media said one survivor from Sunday’s shipwreck off the coast of Libya told them of 950 people on board.

He said the boat sank when people on board rushed to one side to attract attention from a passing merchant ship.

Some of the migrants were reportedly locked in the hold.

If the death toll is confirmed, it would push over 1,500 the number of people who have died so far this year packed into rickety boats by human traffickers in a bid to reach a better life in Europe.

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