Officials say 750-800 died in deadliest known migrant wreck
CATANIA, Sicily — After months of painstaking autopsies, authorities on Tuesday put the death toll in the April 2015 migrant shipwreck at between 750-800 people, confirming survivors' initial estimates.
The head of Italy's office of missing people, Vittorio Piscitelli, told a news conference that a more precise number can be known only after further examination of the remains, "to substitute the numbers with names."
With only 28 survivors, the April 18, 2015 shipwreck off the coast of Libya remains the deadliest known migrant tragedy. The Italian government, reacting to global... read more
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