All passengers in Italy boat disaster thought to be Eritreans

Passengers in Italy boat disaster were believed to be Eritreans coming from Libya.

All passengers in Italy boat disaster thought to be Eritreans

World Bulletin / News Desk

An estimated 500 passengers on a boat that sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa on Thursday were all believed to be Eritreans coming from Libya, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration said.

The boat caught fire half a mile from the coast, UNHCR said. The local mayor said earlier that 82 dead bodies had been recovered, and officials said many people were still missing.

Last Mod: 03 Ekim 2013, 13:49
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