Swallowed by the Sea: A Look at Recent Migrant Ship Deaths

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October 2013

"We need only caskets, certainly not ambulances," said Pietro Bartolo, the chief of Lampedusa health services, about the recent disaster at sea. This tragedy reflects an ongoing global phenomenon in which people pay thousands of dollars and risk their lives aboard jam-packed dinghies and flimsy boats to get smuggled into the European Union.

(Photo: AP Photo/Nino Randazzo, Health Care Service, HO)

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