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Migrant coffins lined up in Italian airport hangar

Lampedusa, Italy : The coffins of African migrants killed in a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa were lined up in long rows inside an airport hangar where survivors of the tragedy paid their

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 06, 2013 8:18 IST ]
migrant coffins lined up in italian airport hangar
migrant coffins lined up in italian airport hangar

Lampedusa, Italy : The coffins of African migrants killed in a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa were lined up in long rows inside an airport hangar where survivors of the tragedy paid their respects Saturday. All of the caskets had a single rose on top except for the four of the youngest victims, which had stuffed animals.







The 111 coffins were numbered—a teddy bear wearing a smile and a blue shirt with a heart was placed above casket No. 92.

The ceremony took place hours after Italian fishermen threw a bouquet of yellow flowers near the exact spot where the migrant boat sank, honking their foghorns in tribute to the dead and up to 250 migrants who may still be missing.

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