At least 60 dead after migrant boat sinks in Mediterranean sea

Posted In: News Date:Jun 20th, 2018

At least 60 migrants died in the Mediterranean sea when their rubber dinghy sank last week, according to survivor testimonies gathered by a rights group in Sicily.

The Diciotti, an Italian coastguard ship carrying more than 500 migrants, docked on Tuesday night at the Sicilian port of Pozzallo.

Among those on board were around 40 survivors of an accident last Tuesday which saw a US Navy boat come to the aid of drowning migrants after their dinghy sank off the coast of Libya.
At the time the US Navy reported seeing around 12 bodies in the water but were unable to locate them after the rescue.


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