Women drown as migrant boat capsizes off Lampedusa in Italy

At least 13 women, some of them pregnant, drowned when a boat crowded with migrants capsized in the Mediterranean moments…

At least 13 women, some of them pregnant, drowned when a boat crowded with migrants capsized in the Mediterranean moments before they were due to be rescued. Italian officials said at least a dozen other people are still missing. The boat tipped over in bad weather near the Italian island of Lampedusa. The UN says more than 1,000 people have died in the Mediterranean so far this year trying to make the perilous journey to Europe.

 

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