The death toll from a stricken boat off the coast of Italy carrying 500 African migrants has risen to 194 as rescue operations continue, officials have said. By nightfall on Sunday, 83 bodies had been retrieved, including that of one child. At least 150 more are believed to still be missing as many are likely trapped in the wreckage 47 metres below the surface.

Lampedusa boat-wreck death toll rises – Europe – Al Jazeera English

An update on the death toll of migrants in Lampedusa, Italy. (Content warning at the link for photos).

Previous posts on this still developing catastrophe here and here about a fisherman prevented from rescuing people.

From the link at Al Jazeera:

Nearly all of the 155 survivors of Thursday’s shipwreck – the vast majority of them men – remain at the island’s refugee centre.

My post about the lack of a feminist analysis in response to the plight of undocumented migrants in view of Lampedusa’s mass death toll.

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