Italy has 217 bodies from wreck ship disaster

Italy has 217 bodies from wreck ship disaster

World July 7, 2016 12:06

rome - The Italian Navy has 217 bodies recovered from the wreck of a migrant ship that sank off the coast of Libya last year. In addition, in total, about five hundred migrants.

The wreck was hoisted last week from the seabed and brought to a base in Sicily. A team of 150 employees of the navy, fire departments and the Red Cross working together with scientists from the University of Milan to retrieve the bodies from the wreck and investigate.

52 bodies has been autopsied. All findings will be compiled into a report.
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The sinking of the immigrant ship, in April 2015, is one of the largest known disasters refugees. Throughout the years there were certainly 3770 people when they tried to reach Europe, often because their rickety boat capsized.

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