In what has become an all too familiar story, 12 migrants perished yesterday in an overcrowded dinghy in an attempt to reach Italy via Libya. Their dinghy sank off the coast of Libya.
No details have been given regarding the nationalities of the victims. However, reports indicate that over 200 people were rescued. According to a report by Rueters, “The corpses of the victims were found in the sea by the Coast Guard ship Dattilo some 40 miles north of Libya”.