59 Killed in Migrant Shipwreck Disaster Off Italian Coast

At least 59 people, including 12 children, have died in a devastating migrant shipwreck off the coast of Calabria, Italy.

The boat, carrying an estimated 120 people, was attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa when it hit rocks and capsized near the port of Corigliano Calabro.

The Italian coast guard, who responded to the incident, said that at least 59 people were killed, including 12 children, and that dozens more were missing.

The BBC reported that the boat was carrying migrants from North Africa and the Middle East, including children, women and men.

CNN reported that the Italian coast guard was able to rescue 51 people, but that dozens more were still missing.

The tragedy has sparked outrage in Italy and throughout the world, with many calling for an end to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

This is the latest in a series of devastating shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, with hundreds of people dying in similar incidents over the past few years.

View Full Coverage on USNN for more information.