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

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  • Haitian Migrants Perish
  • Scores Dead After Boat Sinks
  • Only Caskets
  • The Gateway
  • Terrible Conditions
  • Top Destination
  • Dead At Sea
  • Scores Drown After Boat Sinks
  • Water Graveyards
  • Who's Responsible?
  • Dangerous Waters
  • A Deadly Year
  • Growing Death Tolls

Only Caskets

"We need only caskets, certainly not ambulances," said Pietro Bartolo, the chief of Lampedusa health services, about the Oct. 3, 2013, 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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