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Another shipwreck today; 45 bodies recovered, 135 saved, at least 20 missing at sea

A converted fishing traler overloaded with immigrants partially sank today in the Mediterranean between Africa and Sicily. T Italian Navy ship Vega saved 135 people, recuperated 45 bodies and rescuers are searching for at least 20 people still missing at sea.
Eighteen rescue operations took place today. Some 1,900 people were aboard 16 rubber rafts, all rescued. Several hundred instead were aboard the half-sunken ship. Yesterday 4,000 people were saved from peril on the Mediterranean sea, according to Il Giornale di Sicilia.
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