This Article is From Oct 12, 2013

Around 50 dead in new shipwreck off Sicily: report

Around 50 dead in new shipwreck off Sicily: report

Italian soldiers carry the body of a victim of the ship of immigrants that sank on October 3, 2013 in the Lampedusa harbour

Rome: Around 50 migrants, including a dozen children, died on Friday when their boat sank between Malta and Sicily, the Italian news agency Ansa reported.

The agency said 150 of the boat's passengers were rescued by a Maltese ship and another 50 by the Italian navy, a week after a similar incident off the Italian island of Lampedusa killed more than 300 refugees.