Swallowed by the Sea: A Look at Recent Migrant Ship Deaths
Scores Dead After Boat Sinks
Hundreds of Eritrean, Somali and Ghanaian migrants in Tripoli boarded a fishing boat headed for the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa only to be swallowed by the sea after an onboard fire led to the ship’s capsizing and sinking on Oct. 3, 2013. At least 114 people, including most of the women and all of the children, were declared dead and scores more missing, reported the Associated Press. Only 159 passengers were rescued, with the death toll expected to rise.
(Photo: AP Photo/Nino Randazzo, Health Care Service, HO)