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Shipwreck off Italy's Lampedusa island

Published 12:27 PM ET, Thu October 3, 2013
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An Italian Coast Guard boat carries rescued migrants into the port of Lampedusa on Thursday, October 3. According to the nation's coast guard, a boat carrying as many as 500 people capsized and caught fire off the Italian island of Lampedusa. Nino Randazzo/Health Care Service/HO/ap
Italian police and rescue workers stand next to the covered bodies of migrants at the port of Lampedusa on October 3. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images
A boat used to transport migrants is docked at Lampedusa Island on October 3. The island is a major destination for refugees seeking to enter European Union countries. CLAUDIO PERI/EPA/LANDOV
Firefighters unload the body of a drowned migrant from a coast guard boat in the port of Lampedusa on October 3. Nino Randazzo/Health Care Service/HO/ap
Migrants' belongings are scattered across the deck of a ship on October 3. CLAUDIO PERI/epa/LANDOV
Bodies of drowned migrants are lined up at the port of Lampedusa on October 3. Nino Randazzo/Health Care Service/HO/ap