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2 years ago this photo didn't move people; all the dead were black

Two years ago today a migrant boat just a few feet from Europe's shores flipped over when it arrived in the dark and someone lit a shirt on fire to alert authorities and everyone moved to one side of the boat to avoid the flames. Worldwide reaction: shock, then forgetting, moving on. Survivors are still looking for their family member's remains in cemeteries all over Sicily. Those who could be identified before burial that is. Some bodies were stuck in the ship's hold for many days until divers could remove them. The UN says another 3,000 drowned in the Mediterranean in the first 9 months of 2015.
Here is a video made by divers who searched for bodies on the sea floor.
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