ndreds of migrants brought to the Italian port of Augusta on Friday after being pulled from the sea. Among them, five bodies. The causes of death, unknown but authorities say the migrants often travel in inhuman conditions with up to 100 in dinghys built for a few dozen.
Italy, especially Sicily has become a focal point for hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa. And for smugglers taking advantage of a breakdown of order of Libya to run businesses packing them into rickety boats.