Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

WEB NEWS

Calls for ISIS media blackout after execution of James Foley

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users divided over Darren Wilson

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users take on 'Ice Bucket Challenge' to fight ALS

Read more

ENCORE!

From Paris's Liberation to 'arresting' art in Avignon

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Ferguson riots: Pressure mounts on Obama

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'The pen is mightier than the sword'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Requiem for a recorder'

Read more

DEBATE

Pakistan's Political Turmoil: Can Imran Khan's PTI Party Depose the Government?

Read more

DEBATE

Pakistan's Political Turmoil: Can Imran Khan's PTI Party Depose the Government? (part 2)

Read more

  • US reaches historic $16bn settlement with Bank of America

    Read more

  • Special report: Supplying Ukraine’s soldiers on the front line

    Read more

  • US forces tried to rescue slain reporter from IS captors

    Read more

  • Israeli air strike kills three top Hamas commanders

    Read more

  • France delivered arms to Syrian rebels, Hollande confirms

    Read more

  • US aid worker has left hospital after Ebola recovery

    Read more

  • Tensions high in Yemen as Shiite rebel deadline looms

    Read more

  • Interactive: Relive the Liberation of Paris in WWII

    Read more

  • French village rallies behind besieged elderly British couple

    Read more

  • Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies at 81

    Read more

  • Former Femen activist detained after fighting veiled woman

    Read more

  • Thailand coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha voted prime minister

    Read more

  • Brazil’s Silva launches bid after Campos plane crash death

    Read more

  • Brutal IS beheading video sparks social media pushback

    Read more

  • France’s ex-PM Juppé sets up presidential clash with Sarkozy

    Read more

  • US attorney general visits Missouri town after fatal shooting

    Read more

Europe

Dozens of migrants found dead in Lampedusa-bound boat

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-10-04

Italy’s coastguard found 25 dead bodies aboard a boat carrying hundreds of people from North Africa to the island of Lampedusa Monday. While the cause of death is still unknown, media reports have suggested the victims may have died of asphyxiation.

 
REUTERS - Twenty-five dead bodies were found on a boat carrying 296 African migrants that set sail from Libya and arrived on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa on Monday, Italian port authorities said.
 
Migrants on board said the adult men were packed inside the hold and killed by motor fumes, the Ansa news agency reported.
 
Port officials said the cause of death was not immediately clear and medical tests were being conducted.
 
The boat, carrying mainly migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, left Libya three days ago, a port official said.
 
Thousands of people fleeing turmoil in North Africa have sailed to Italy in rickety boats in recent months.
 
The United Nations refugee agency has said one in 10 migrants fleeing conflict in Libya by sea is likely to drown or die from hunger or exhaustion in appalling conditions during the crossing. 

 

Date created : 2011-08-01

  • ITALY

    Refugees rescued after boat runs aground off Lampedusa

    Read more

  • FRANCE - ITALY

    Migrant spat puts strain on EU open borders

    Read more

  • ITALY

    Scores missing after migrant boat capsizes

    Read more

COMMENT(S)