Sicily Shipwreck: Dozens Of African Migrants Die Off Coast Of Lampedusa.
At least 114 people died and scores more were missing late Thursday after a crowded fishing boat carrying African migrants from Tripoli caught fire, flipped over and sank, Italian officials said.
In the dark of night, hundreds of men, women and children who didn't know how to swim were flung into the sea about a half-mile from Lampedusa. Between 450 and 500 people were believed to be on board; health commissioner Antonio Candela said only 159 were rescued.
It is so sad and unjust! Politicians have to change Africa situation!
Someone has to tell to these people that imperil themselves to come to Italy or Europe isn't a good idea.
There is no work and a sad life for clandestines here!