Twenty-four coffins for the only bodies recovered from the Mediterranean’s worst-ever migrant disaster were carried from Malta’s morgue to a funeral at the island nation’s main hospital on Thursday (April 23).
The service will remember the estimated 800 victims of Sunday’s tragedy when a migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea.
The people who perished had no paperwork. We don’t know their names. Each coffin was marked with a number.
Meanwhile, more than 200 people rescued off the coast of Libya were taken to the Sicilian port of Catania earlier on Thursday.
The Italian coast guard said the migrants, including 50 women, were travelling on two rubber boats.
Their arrival came just hours before EU leaders were due to gather in Brussels to discuss the tragedy.