The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

Five-day forecast

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi58° Rain Likely

Tonight

Lo40° Showers Likely

Friday

Hi60° Breezy

Friday Night

Lo38° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi65° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo40° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi64° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo43° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi67° Mostly Cloudy

Monday Night

Lo46° Chance Showers

Nearly 100 dead, another 200 missing after migrant ship capsizes near Italy

Send to Kindle
Print This

ROME — A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized today off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, killing at least 94 people as hundreds were dumped into the sea, officials said. Over 150 people were rescued but some 200 others were still unaccounted for. It was one of the deadliest recent accidents in the perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing for African migrants seeking a new life in the European Union.

“We need only caskets, certainly not ambulances,” Pietro Bartolo, chief of health services on Lampedusa, said.

View my optionsorSign in