Tragedy in Southern Italy: 59 Dead, 12 Children Among Victims of Migrant Shipwreck

At least 59 people have been killed in a tragic migrant shipwreck off the coast of southern Italy, according to multiple reports.

Twelve of the victims were children, and women were also among the dead. The shipwreck occurred near the coast of Calabria, a region in the south of the country.

The migrant boat, which was carrying at least 139 people, had been attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa when it hit rocks and broke apart.

At least 80 people survived the shipwreck, but 59 people died in the tragedy. The dead were found in the water and on the rocks near the coast.

Italian authorities are still investigating the cause of the shipwreck and have not yet released the nationalities of those on board.

The incident is the latest in a long line of tragedies involving migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has called for an end to the “unacceptable” deaths of migrants at sea.

The IOM has also urged European countries to work together to ensure the safety of migrants and refugees attempting to cross the sea.