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Italy: Refugee ship that sunk with 800 aboard being recovered by the Italian Navy

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An Italian naval operation begun to raise the wreck of a fishing boat in the Mediterranean Sea, Wednesday. The vessel sank in April 2015 drowning hundreds of refugees in the process. The tragedy is considered the Mediterranean Sea’s deadliest modern shipwreck, with 800 asylum seekers passing away as they travelled from Libya to Italy. The Navy has so far managed to recover 118 bodies, though hundreds are said to be trapped below deck. Naval engineers are using a refrigerated transport structure to transfer the sunken vessel to Sicily where scientists will attempt to identify the bodies of victims. On completion of the operation the Italian government has promised to give the recovered bodies an appropriate burial. Video ID: 20160629-032 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly