300 African welfare seekers drown off Lampedusa; Pope cries, Italy mourns….

Al Jizz tells us “Europe must do more….”

Italy held a day of mourning on Friday for the estimated 300 African refugees feared dead after their boat sank off the remote island of Lampedusa, as rescuers recounted the horror of trying to save dozens of drowning people.

As a minute’s silence was held in schools, rescuers described rushing to where the 66ft-long boat capsized half a nautical mile off the island, saying the sight of the Eritrean and Somali migrants flailing in the sea was reminiscent of the sinking of the Titanic. (Telegraph)

2 thoughts on “300 African welfare seekers drown off Lampedusa; Pope cries, Italy mourns….”

  1. All males of fighting age being rescued for release into Dar al harb.

    How does one say “brilliant!” in Italian?

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