Friday 26 December 2014

Tragic scenes as migrants drown off Sicily coast

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Rescue workers stand next to bodies of migrants who drowned on the beach in the Sicilian village of Sampieri September 30, 2013. At least 13 people on a migrant boat arriving in Sicily drowned close to the coast near the eastern city of Ragusa, apparently after trying to disembark from their stranded vessel, Italian authorities said on Monday. Officials said the boat was carrying around 250 people but there was no immediate word on where they came from.  REUTERS/Gianni Mania (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Rescue workers stand next to bodies of migrants who drowned on the beach in the Sicilian village of Sampieri September 30, 2013. At least 13 people on a migrant boat arriving in Sicily drowned close to the coast near the eastern city of Ragusa, apparently after trying to disembark from their stranded vessel, Italian authorities said on Monday. Officials said the boat was carrying around 250 people but there was no immediate word on where they came from. REUTERS/Gianni Mania (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Bodies of migrants who drowned lie on the beach in the Sicilian village of Sampieri September 30, 2013. At least 13 people on a migrant boat arriving in Sicily drowned close to the coast near the eastern city of Ragusa, apparently after trying to disembark from their stranded vessel, Italian authorities said on Monday. Officials said the boat was carrying around 250 people but there was no immediate word on where they came from. REUTERS/Gianni Mania (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER)
Rescue workers carry the body of a migrant who drowned on the beach in the Sicilian village of Sampieri September 30, 2013. At least 13 people on a migrant boat arriving in Sicily drowned close to the coast near the eastern city of Ragusa, apparently after trying to disembark from their stranded vessel, Italian authorities said on Monday. Officials said the boat was carrying around 250 people but there was no immediate word on where they came from. REUTERS/Gianni Mania (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER)
Rescue workers stand next to bodies of migrants who drowned lie on the beach in the Sicilian village of Sampieri September 30, 2013. At least 13 people on a migrant boat arriving in Sicily drowned close to the coast near the eastern city of Ragusa, apparently after trying to disembark from their stranded vessel, Italian authorities said on Monday. Officials said the boat was carrying around 250 people but there was no immediate word on where they came from. REUTERS/Gianni Mania (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER)
The boat that carried a group of some 200 migrants lies on the shore in Scicli, Italy, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The Italian coast guard says 13 bodies have washed up on a Sicilian beach after a boat carrying some 200 migrants ran aground as it approached the shore. Coast guard official Marco Di Milla says rescue boats and divers are in the waters off Scicli, on Sicily's southern coast, looking for other possible bodies. The nationalities of the migrants aren't known. (AP Photo/str)
Bodies of migrants who drowned lie on the beach in the Sicilian village of Sampieri September 30, 2013. At least 13 people on a migrant boat arriving in Sicily drowned close to the coast near the eastern city of Ragusa, apparently after trying to disembark from their stranded vessel, Italian authorities said on Monday. Officials said the boat was carrying around 250 people but there was no immediate word on where they came from. REUTERS/Gianni Mania (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER)
Bodies of migrants who drowned lie on the beach in the Sicilian village of Sampieri September 30, 2013. At least 13 people on a migrant boat arriving in Sicily drowned close to the coast near the eastern city of Ragusa, apparently after trying to disembark from their stranded vessel, Italian authorities said on Monday. Officials said the boat was carrying around 250 people but there was no immediate word on where they came from. REUTERS/Gianni Mania (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER)
Rescue workers stand next to bodies of migrants who drowned on the beach in the Sicilian village of Sampieri September 30, 2013. At least 13 people on a migrant boat arriving in Sicily drowned close to the coast near the eastern city of Ragusa, apparently after trying to disembark from their stranded vessel, Italian authorities said on Monday. Officials said the boat was carrying around 250 people but there was no immediate word on where they came from. REUTERS/Gianni Mania (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER)
A policeman stands next to the bodies of migrants who drowned on the beach in the Sicilian village of Sampieri September 30, 2013. At least 13 people on a migrant boat arriving in Sicily drowned close to the coast near the eastern city of Ragusa, apparently after trying to disembark from their stranded vessel, Italian authorities said on Monday. Officials said the boat was carrying around 250 people but there was no immediate word on where they came from. REUTERS/Gianni Mania (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER)
Bodies of migrants who drowned lie on the beach in the Sicilian village of Sampieri September 30, 2013. At least 13 people on a migrant boat arriving in Sicily drowned close to the coast near the eastern city of Ragusa, apparently after trying to disembark from their stranded vessel, Italian authorities said on Monday. Officials said the boat was carrying around 250 people but there was no immediate word on where they came from. REUTERS/Gianni Mania (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER)
Rescue workers stand next to bodies of migrants who drowned lie on the beach in the Sicilian village of Sampieri September 30, 2013. At least 13 people on a migrant boat arriving in Sicily drowned close to the coast near the eastern city of Ragusa, apparently after trying to disembark from their stranded vessel, Italian authorities said on Monday. Officials said the boat was carrying around 250 people but there was no immediate word on where they came from. REUTERS/Gianni Mania (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER)
Bodies of migrants who drowned lie on the beach in the Sicilian village of Sampieri September 30, 2013. At least 13 people on a migrant boat arriving in Sicily drowned close to the coast near the eastern city of Ragusa, apparently after trying to disembark from their stranded vessel, Italian authorities said on Monday. Officials said the boat was carrying around 250 people but there was no immediate word on where they came from. REUTERS/Gianni Mania (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER)

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