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At least 94 dead 250 missing in migrant shipwreck off Italy .

Postby MINILIK SALSAWI » 02 Oct 2013, 16:36


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Men found dead on the shore of Sicily near the town of Scicli
Another 70 migrants from Eritrea have been apprehended by police
Two people arrested on suspicion of people-smuggling after packed boat ran aground this morning.

The bodies of 13 immigrants have washed up on the coast of Sicily after a boat carrying 200 people ran aground as it approached the shore.
When the boat ran into difficulties in rough seas near the coastal town of Scicli this morning, the migrants it was carrying jumped into the sea.
Most made it to shore and ran away, but a number of men were unable to swim strongly enough and drowned.

One of the alleged smugglers is said to have lashed out at a swimmer who tried to rescue him from the water.
As well as the 13 men who drowned, a number of other immigrants had to be rescued, and several - including a pregnant woman - were taken to hospital for treatment.

One immigrant who tried to escape after reaching the shore was hit by a car on a nearby road and suffered serious injuries.
In addition, 20 children are among the 70 migrants apprehended so far, most of whom came from Eritrea in East Africa, according to Corriere Della Sera.
The nationality of the 13 victims, whose bodies were laid out on the shore, is not yet known.

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Re: At least 94 dead in migrant shipwreck off Italy .

Postby MINILIK SALSAWI » 03 Oct 2013, 08:11


ROME (AP) — An Italian official says 94 bodies have been found in the migrant shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa but more than 200 people are still unaccounted for.

Pietro Bartolo, the top health official on Lampedusa, said Thursday he expected the toll to rise as search operations continue. He spoke to Sky TG24.

The Italian coast guard says the ship that was trying to smuggle Africans into Europe caught fire as the migrants neared Lampedusa and capsized, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea. Some 150 people have been rescued.

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At least 94 Eritreans dead in migrant shipwreck off Italy

Postby expert » 03 Oct 2013, 09:15


A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, killing at least 94 people as it spilled hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. Over 150 people were rescued but some 200 others were still unaccounted-for.

It was one of the deadliest accidents in recent times during the notoriously perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Africa for migrants seeking a new life in the European Union.

"We need only caskets, certainly not ambulances," Pietro Bartolo, chief of health services on the island, told Radio 24. He gave the death toll of 94 but told Sky TG24 he expected that to rise as search operations continued.

"It's an immense tragedy," said Lampedusa Mayor Giusi Nicolini, adding that the dead included at least one child of about 3 and a pregnant woman.

Blue, white and black tarps covered the bodies at the port.

Firefighters unload the body of a drowned migrant from a Coast Guard boat in the port of Lampedusa, …Coast guard ships, local fishing boats and helicopters from across the region were combing the waters trying to find survivors, said coast guard spokesman Marco Di Milla. The boat left from Tripoli with migrants from Eritrea, Ghana and Somalia, Di Milla said.

Antonio Candela, the government's health commissioner for Palermo, said 159 people had been rescued, but the boat is believed to have been carrying as many as 500 people, the LaPresse news agency reported.

Nicolini said the ship had caught fire after those on board set off flares so it would be seen by passing ships. The ship apparently then capsized, spilling the passengers into the sea near Conigli island.

Lampedusa is closer to Africa than the Italian mainland — a mere 70 miles (113 kilometers) off the coast of Tunisia — and is the frequent destination for smugglers' boats.

Interior Minister Angelino Alfano canceled his appointments Thursday and headed to Italy's southernmost island to oversee the rescue operations. Pope Francis, who visited Lampedusa in July, quickly sent condolences.

Bodies of drowned migrants are lined up in the port of Lampedusa Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Tens of peo …It was the second shipwreck this week off Italy: On Monday, 13 men drowned while trying to reach southern Sicily when their ship ran aground just a few meters (yards) from shore.

Hundreds of migrants reach Italy's shores every day, particularly during the summer when seas are usually calmer. They are processed in centers, screened for asylum and often sent back home. Those who aren't usually melt into the general public and make their way to northern Europe, where immigrant communities are bigger and better organized. In Italy, migrants can only work legally if they have a work permit and contract before they arrive.

According to the U.N. refugee agency, 8,400 migrants landed in Italy and Malta in the first six months of the year, almost double the 4,500 who arrived during the first half of 2012.

It's still a far cry from the tens of thousands who flooded to Italy, especially through Lampedusa, during the Arab Spring exodus of 2011.

The numbers, though, have spiked in recent weeks, particularly with Syrian arrivals.



Re: At least 94 Eritreans dead in migrant shipwreck off Italy

Postby Degnet » 03 Oct 2013, 09:21


expert wrote:A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, killing at least 94 people as it spilled hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. Over 150 people were rescued but some 200 others were still unaccounted-for.

It was one of the deadliest accidents in recent times during the notoriously perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Africa for migrants seeking a new life in the European Union.

"We need only caskets, certainly not ambulances," Pietro Bartolo, chief of health services on the island, told Radio 24. He gave the death toll of 94 but told Sky TG24 he expected that to rise as search operations continued.

"It's an immense tragedy," said Lampedusa Mayor Giusi Nicolini, adding that the dead included at least one child of about 3 and a pregnant woman.

Blue, white and black tarps covered the bodies at the port.

Firefighters unload the body of a drowned migrant from a Coast Guard boat in the port of Lampedusa, …Coast guard ships, local fishing boats and helicopters from across the region were combing the waters trying to find survivors, said coast guard spokesman Marco Di Milla. The boat left from Tripoli with migrants from Eritrea, Ghana and Somalia, Di Milla said.

Antonio Candela, the government's health commissioner for Palermo, said 159 people had been rescued, but the boat is believed to have been carrying as many as 500 people, the LaPresse news agency reported.

Nicolini said the ship had caught fire after those on board set off flares so it would be seen by passing ships. The ship apparently then capsized, spilling the passengers into the sea near Conigli island.

Lampedusa is closer to Africa than the Italian mainland — a mere 70 miles (113 kilometers) off the coast of Tunisia — and is the frequent destination for smugglers' boats.

Interior Minister Angelino Alfano canceled his appointments Thursday and headed to Italy's southernmost island to oversee the rescue operations. Pope Francis, who visited Lampedusa in July, quickly sent condolences.

Bodies of drowned migrants are lined up in the port of Lampedusa Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Tens of peo …It was the second shipwreck this week off Italy: On Monday, 13 men drowned while trying to reach southern Sicily when their ship ran aground just a few meters (yards) from shore.

Hundreds of migrants reach Italy's shores every day, particularly during the summer when seas are usually calmer. They are processed in centers, screened for asylum and often sent back home. Those who aren't usually melt into the general public and make their way to northern Europe, where immigrant communities are bigger and better organized. In Italy, migrants can only work legally if they have a work permit and contract before they arrive.

According to the U.N. refugee agency, 8,400 migrants landed in Italy and Malta in the first six months of the year, almost double the 4,500 who arrived during the first half of 2012.

It's still a far cry from the tens of thousands who flooded to Italy, especially through Lampedusa, during the Arab Spring exodus of 2011.

The numbers, though, have spiked in recent weeks, particularly with Syrian arrivals.

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At least 94 dead, 250 missing as migrant boat sinks off Italy

Postby MINILIK SALSAWI » 03 Oct 2013, 09:48


By Wladimir Pantaleone

PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - At least 94 people died and 250 were missing after a boat packed with African migrants sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, the coastguard said.

Bodies fished from the water were laid out along the quayside as the death toll rose in what looked like one of the worst disasters to hit the perilous route for migrants seeking to reach Europe from Africa.

"It's horrific, like a cemetery, they are still bringing them out," Lampedusa Mayor Giusi Nicolini told reporters.

The coastguard said 151 survivors had been rescued after the 20-metre (66 ft) boat caught fire and sank about 1 km (half a mile) off the island.

The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said around 500 passengers, all Eritreans, had boarded the boat in Libya.

The disaster came four days ago after 13 migrants drowned off eastern Sicily, and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said action was needed by the European Union to stem "a succession of massacres of innocent people".

Last year, almost 500 people were reported dead or missing making the crossing from Tunisia to Italy, the UNHCR says. Numbers have been boosted by thousands of refugees from the civil war in Syria.

"I commend the swift action taken by the Italian coastguard to save lives. At the same time, I am dismayed at the rising global phenomenon of migrants and people fleeing conflict or persecution and perishing at sea," U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said.
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Migrants frequently land on Lampedusa, just 113 km (70 miles) from the coast of Tunisia, often picked up at sea in dangerously overcrowded boats by the Italian coastguard.

Pope Francis, who visited the island in July on his first papal trip outside Rome, said he felt "great pain" for the "many victims of the latest tragic shipwreck today off Lampedusa".

"The word that comes to mind is 'shame'," Francis said in unscripted remarks after a speech in the Vatican. "Let us unite our strengths so that such tragedies never happened again."

"ENDLESS TRAGEDY"

The stream of migrants is a humanitarian and political problem for the Italian government. About 15,000 reached Italy and Malta - 13,200 and 1,800 respectively - by sea last year, the UNHCR says.

Calling the deaths of migrants "an endless tragedy," Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said: "The rescue operation began immediately but it is getting more difficult because now the weather is getting colder, they don't know how to swim, they don't know where to go."

Interior Minister Angelino Alfano cancelled a news conference in Rome to fly to Lampedusa.

A fishing boat raised the alarm at around 7:20 a.m. (0520 GMT) and began pulling people out of the water before coastguard vessels arrived on the scene.

Transport Minister Maurizio Lupi said more needed to be done to combat people traffickers who coordinate the transport of migrants in crowded and unsafe vessels.

"It is a task which we have to take on and which the international community and the European community have to take on as well," he said.

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A boat carrying as many as 500 Eritreans has sunk near the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Postby BP » 03 Oct 2013, 10:00


A boat carrying as many as 500 Eritreans has sunk near the Italian island of Lampedusa , killing scores.
Here are recent reports from Italy's southern shores, a key entry point to the European Union for migrants travelling through north Africa.

8 July
Pope Francis makes his first visit as pope outside of Rome to Lampedusa . In the first six months of 2013 as many as 8,000 Eritreans had arrived on Italy's southern shores and 40 had died making the journey.
As Francis's plane lands, 160 from the ravaged African state came into port. Francis says he decided to come to Lampedusa after learning of a recent incident in which migrants had died while attempting the crossing from north Africa. The thought of their suffering had come back to him repeatedly like "a thorn in the heart", he says.
He celebrates mass within sight of the so-called graveyard of wrecks, where fishing boats carrying migrants and asylum seekers end up after they drift ashore.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/o ... a-timeline

At least 94 People have died after a boat carrying 500 passengers, all Eritreans who had boarded in Libya.

Italy boat wreck: dozens of migrants die as boat sinks off Lampedusa
Children among dead as boat thought to have been carrying as many as 500 migrants sinks
Thursday 3 October 2013 08.47 EDT
Lizzy Davies in Rome
At least 94 people have died after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, with rescuers warning that the number could rise significantly as searches continue for around 250 people missing.
Coastguards said the alarm had first been raised early on Thursday morning by fishing boats who reported that a vessel was in trouble in the waters near the Mediterranean island that is a frequent destination for people wanting to reach Europe from the northern African coast.
The UN refugee agency UNHCR said it believed there were around 500 passengers, all Eritreans who had boarded in Libya.
Initial reports said the boat is believed to have caught fire before sinking. More than 100 people had been rescued, Lampedusa's mayor, Giusi Nicolini, told SkyTg24, but many more we'ree unaccounted for. She told the Ansa news agency that children were among the dead.
In a statement, the Italian transport minister, Maurizio Lupi, said 250 people were still missing after what he said was a "huge tragedy" that was "not humanly tolerable".

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/o ... inks-italy

Italy boat sinking: Dozens of migrants die off Lampedusa
3 October 2013 Last updated at 13:11

The boat was believed to have been carrying about 500 people at the time.
"There is no miraculous solution to the migrant exodus issue," said Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino. "If there were we would have found it and put it into action."

'Continuous horror'
The boat had set off from Libya and many of those on board were migrants from Eritrea,according to UNHCR spokesman Laurens Jolles in Rome.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24380247



Re: Eritrean Migrants Tragedy: A boat carrying as many as 500 Eritreans has sunk near the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Postby Awash » 03 Oct 2013, 12:18


BP wrote:A boat carrying as many as 500 Eritreans has sunk near the Italian island of Lampedusa , killing scores.
Here are recent reports from Italy's southern shores, a key entry point to the European Union for migrants travelling through north Africa.

8 July
Pope Francis makes his first visit as pope outside of Rome to Lampedusa . In the first six months of 2013 as many as 8,000 Eritreans had arrived on Italy's southern shores and 40 had died making the journey.
As Francis's plane lands, 160 from the ravaged African state came into port. Francis says he decided to come to Lampedusa after learning of a recent incident in which migrants had died while attempting the crossing from north Africa. The thought of their suffering had come back to him repeatedly like "a thorn in the heart", he says.
He celebrates mass within sight of the so-called graveyard of wrecks, where fishing boats carrying migrants and asylum seekers end up after they drift ashore.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/o ... a-timeline

At least 94 People have died after a boat carrying 500 passengers, all Eritreans who had boarded in Libya.

Italy boat wreck: dozens of migrants die as boat sinks off Lampedusa
Children among dead as boat thought to have been carrying as many as 500 migrants sinks
Thursday 3 October 2013 08.47 EDT
Lizzy Davies in Rome
At least 94 people have died after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, with rescuers warning that the number could rise significantly as searches continue for around 250 people missing.
Coastguards said the alarm had first been raised early on Thursday morning by fishing boats who reported that a vessel was in trouble in the waters near the Mediterranean island that is a frequent destination for people wanting to reach Europe from the northern African coast.
The UN refugee agency UNHCR said it believed there were around 500 passengers, all Eritreans who had boarded in Libya.
Initial reports said the boat is believed to have caught fire before sinking. More than 100 people had been rescued, Lampedusa's mayor, Giusi Nicolini, told SkyTg24, but many more we'ree unaccounted for. She told the Ansa news agency that children were among the dead.
In a statement, the Italian transport minister, Maurizio Lupi, said 250 people were still missing after what he said was a "huge tragedy" that was "not humanly tolerable".

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/o ... inks-italy

Italy boat sinking: Dozens of migrants die off Lampedusa
3 October 2013 Last updated at 13:11

The boat was believed to have been carrying about 500 people at the time.
"There is no miraculous solution to the migrant exodus issue," said Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino. "If there were we would have found it and put it into action."

'Continuous horror'
The boat had set off from Libya and many of those on board were migrants from Eritrea,according to UNHCR spokesman Laurens Jolles in Rome.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24380247


Don't expect gullible shabo to lose sleep over this. They're busy worshipping the ugum [deleted] who's driving the people to deserts and high seas.
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Re: Eritrean Migrants Tragedy: A boat carrying as many as 500 Eritreans has sunk near the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Postby tedERI » 03 Oct 2013, 12:33


My hearts go out to the families of the victims of this terrible tragedy.



Re: Eritrean Migrants Tragedy: A boat carrying as many as 500 Eritreans has sunk near the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Postby Awash » 03 Oct 2013, 12:43


The reason why the people flee from the tyrannical regime is the egregious human rights abuse by ugum shabo:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt8ST1U4o60&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

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