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Report: Many women died in migrant shipwreck

October 3, 2013
Associated Press

ROME (AP) — A migration expert says only 3 of an estimated 100 women on a migrant ship that capsized off Italy have been rescued, and no children have been saved so far.

Italian experts say at least 94 people have died in Thursday's shipwreck of the southern island of Lampedusa.

Simona Moscarelli, a legal expert for the International Organization for Migration in Rome, told The Associated Press that "only the strongest survived" the capsize and most of the migrants coming from Africa could not swim.

She based her comments on her agency's early interviews with survivors.



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