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Dozens of Asylum Seekers Feared Dead in Mediterranean Shipwreck

HeadlineJun 24, 2024

The Italian coast guard said Friday it recovered another 14 bodies of asylum seekers from a shipwreck earlier last week, bringing the confirmed death toll to 34. Dozens more are missing and feared dead. The boat had departed from Turkey with roughly 75 people from Iran, Syria and Iraq. Eleven passengers survived. The U.N. says an average of five people per day have died this year while attempting to cross the Mediterranean, as aid groups warn deaths will continue due to Europe’s harsh crackdown on migrants.

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