29 migrants traveling from North Africa to Italy die at sea of hypothermia

February 9, 2015 6:09 PM

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MILAN – At least 29 migrants have died from hypothermia while traveling from North Africa to Italy aboard a smuggler's life raft in heavy seas, the Italian Coast Guard said Monday.

The victims were among more than 100 people packed aboard an inflatable life raft who were trying to cross the Mediterranean in rough seas and freezing temperatures, said Italian Coast Guard commander Filippo Marini. The migrants had summoned help via satellite telephone while they were 100 miles of...

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