Drowned baby picture captures week of tragedy in Mediterranean

May 30, 2016 12:00 PM

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ROME May 30 A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the arms of a German rescuer was distributed on Monday by a humanitarian organisation aiming to persuade European authorities to ensure safe passage to migrants, after hundreds are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean last week.

The baby, who appears to be no more than a year old, was pulled from the sea on Friday after the capsizing of a wooden boat. Forty-five bodies arrived in the southern Italian port of Reggio Calabria on Sunday aboard an Italian navy ship, which picked up 135 survivors from the same incident.

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