More than 300 dead. The 29 bodies were just those that were recovered. There four gommoni, large rubber rafts, in the worst seas the Italian coast guard had ever seen. The survivors said they were forced to leave Libya at gunpoint. The 29 bodies were PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN RESCUED off the coast of Libya but died of cold and exposure during the 7-hour trip back to lampedusa on the ships sent out by Triton, the cheapskate program meant to replace Mare Nostrum No blankets, no cabins, no cover, no ship for the rescued refugees, just an open motorized rubber raft. Dead to save money. The other three hundred people were in three other rubber rafts turned over by 20-foot waves and drowned in the night. We learned about them from the survivors.