Thousands of illegal migrants try to make it to Europe by vessel every year.The bodies of six migrants evidently killed in a shipwreck have been retrieved on a sandy shore in southern Italy.
Agencies in the Sicilian dock of Catania state dozens of other migrants have been rescued.Italian newspapers state the boat ran ashore about 15m (50ft) from shore and the migrants were hurled into the sea. Some drowned because they could not swim.
All the individuals had leapt into the water off the seaboard area of Sicily from a vessel bearing 98 migrants, representative Giovanni Mazziano said.
"He accepts as true that those who drowned did not know how to swim."
The vessel was carrying persons from localities of unrest in the Middle East, among them Palestinians, Syrians and Egyptians.The migrants were hurled into the ocean when the vessel ran ashore just 15m (50ft) from seashore, but some drowned because they could not bathe.
Some 7,800 illicit migrants and asylum seekers set down in Italy in the first half of this year, the UN states.
The incident coincided with the look of three cruise ships bearing 12,500 visitors in Catania, Sicily's second large-scale town. Tourist engine advisers mingled with ambulances and release assemblies.One dock authorized speculated that many were Syrian.
Fine climate and serene oceans in latest days have proposed an increase in appearances of undocumented migrants from the Middle East and North Africa.
It is a sad thing that these people lose their lives in their attempt to find better lives.What they are doing is illegal, but it is unfortunately an act of desperation. It is definitely not the Italians who are to blame here, it is the governments and regimes from which they are fleeing and who have not built economies where these people had a chance.
I blame, to some extent, the families of these young people who often encourage them to 'seek their fortune' in Europe and elsewhere in the hope that they will send money home or will bring them to their new lands when they have obtained legal status.