Dozens drown in new Mediterranean migrant tragedy

The latest sinking comes only a day after two crowded boats capsized off LibyaThe Italian navy has recovered the bodies of 45 migrants who drowned Friday in the latest shipwreck, while dozens of others are still missing in the third major tragedy in the Mediterranean in as many days. “The vessel Vega rescued 135 migrants from a sinking vessel. While the European Union has pushed hard to limit the influx of people fleeing war and poverty, a bout of good weather as summer arrives has kicked off a fresh stream of boats trying to make the perilous crossing from Libya to Italy.

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