Dying to Get There

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FILE -- In this 2011 photo, a boat loaded with migrants is spotted at sea off Lampedusa, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonello Nusca, File)
FILE -- In this 2011 photo, a boat loaded with migrants is spotted at sea off Lampedusa, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonello Nusca, File)

On April 19, 850 migrants left Libya on a fishing ship bound for Italy. They were seeking a new life in Europe. Instead, they found disaster.

Off the coast of Libya, the fishing trawler ran into trouble. The captain sent a distress call. A Portuguese merchant ship sped to help. But before the human cargo...

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