150 MIGRANTS FEARED DEAD AFTER BOAT SINKS
A rubber boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean and the presumed sole survivor — a 16-yearold Gambian boy — told rescuers he believed all other passengers drowned, the International Migration Organization said. A humanitarian vessel, the Iuventa, found the boy hanging onto a fuel tank in the sea on Tuesday. He was transferred first to an Italian Coast Guard ship, then to a Spanish frigate and brought to the Sicilian island of Lampedusa early on Wednesday. “He said that everyone else died. But there’s some hope that the Italian Coast Guard picked up others,” said IOM spokesman Flavio Di Giacomo in Rome, after speaking to staff in Lampedusa. It should become clear on Thursday whether others survived, as a Coast Guard vessel disembarks migrants in eastern Sicily that day, he said.