So many drown trying to cross the ocean from Africa to Europe on over-packed boats in inhumane conditions.
The bodies of dozens of African immigrants were found after a boat sank near the Italian island of Lampedusa. More than 150 were picked up alive and thought hundreds more are unaccounted for.
According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organisation for Migration, there were an estimated 500 passengers on the boat. The UN said they were all believed to be Eritreans and their boat had sailed from Libya.
A fishing boat raised the first alarm and started picking up people before coastguard vessels arrived. Tourist boats also responded to the migrants’ cries for help.
The authorities said a second boat landed overnight, bringing hundreds more migrants apparently from Syria.
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