Italian police arrest Libyan and Algerian traffickers over migrant shipwreck deaths. Police also hand out stills showing hundreds of migrants swimming in the immediate aftermath of the shipwreck.
A newborn baby is among a group of migrants arriving in Italy after a rescue from a shipwreck in which 400 are feared to have lost their lives.
Two commercial ships and an Italian coastguard vessel have rescued about 700 migrants from overcrowded boats near the Libyan coast. One hundred arrive on the Italian island of Lampedusa in the evening.
(Next Media Online) – At least 300 migrants are feared dead in Mediterranean waters after they tried to reach Europe from Africa, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).