List of Migrant Deaths Grows After Boat Capsizes off Libya

April 15, 2015 2:20 PM

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Fleeing poverty, war or other violence in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, migrants have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean over the years while trying to reach Europe.

The precise figure is unknown: Authorities only count the bodies found in the sea, on shore, or on board boats where migrants can die of thirst or exposure. Survivors often tell of fellow passengers who lost their lives at sea, but the bodies were never found — as may be the case with hundreds of pe...

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