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DEATH TOLL: A Somali woman mourns for 13 who died at sea, desperate to start a new life in Europe

Lost On A Sea Of Misery
ITALY The sight of 13 coffins in a row — each draped in the blue-and-white Somali flag — was enough to chill even Italians jaded by the grim regularity of would-be immigrants dying. On Friday, Italian leaders and ordinary citizens alike turned out for a special memorial service in Rome, capping a week of anguish after 13 still-unidentified Somalis were found dead from exposure in the hull of a fishing boat off the coast of Lampedusa, a small island south of Sicily. Accounts from survivors indicated that as many as 60...

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