ROME, Feb 26 – At least 30 people have died in a migrant boat shipwreck off the southern Italian coast.

The bodies were discovered on the beach in Cutro in the province of Crotone in Calabria and in the sea, German Press Agency (dpa) quoted the Italian news agency ANSA report on Sunday morning, citing the police.

Each year many people make the dangerous crossing from Northern Africa via the Mediterranean to the European Union, heading for Italy and Malta, hoping for a better life in Europe. The boats are often overcrowded and unsafe.


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