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Bodies of 22 migrants arrive in Sicily

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>> These are the lucky ones. Hundreds of migrants who made it safely to Europe disembarking in Sicily. With them, the bodies of those who didn't. 21 women, and one man. They were found dead earlier this week, drifting off the coast of Libya, lying in a pool of fuel on a rubber dinghy.
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Just a day later, Thursday marked yet another deadly day of sea crossings, after an Irish Navy ship retrieved a further 17 bodies. The exact cause of death, unsure. Their nationality, unknown. Officials estimate this brings the number of dead or missing migrants trying to reach the EU by sea to 3,000 so far this year.
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Many of them on boats that have been overcrowded by smugglers. The Mediterranean has become the world's most dangerous border for migrants. Although the number of people attempting to cross shows little sign of ebbing.