Seven bod­ies re­cov­ered in Italy cap­size

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Second Front -

ROME (AP) — Ital­ian coast guard divers on Satur­day re­cov­ered the bod­ies of seven peo­ple in the sea off a tiny is­land where a boat crowded with migrants cap­sized a week ear­lier.

The re­cov­ery, at a depth of 155 feet, near Lampe­dusa raised to 12 the num­ber of bod­ies found from the cap­siz­ing.

The ANSA news agency said at least eight other bod­ies were spot­ted on the sea bot­tom.

A coast guard state­ment made no men­tion of that, say­ing only the search would con­tinue on Sun­day, weather per­mit­ting.

The coast guard res­cued 149 peo­ple shortly af­ter the boat over­turned in rough wa­ters on Nov. 23, about a mile off­shore the south­ern Ital­ian isle.

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