Op to recover 700 migrant bodies starts - update

PM Renzi vowed to remind Europe of emergency

(ANSA) - Rome, June 29 - The Italian Navy on Monday began an operation to recover the bodies of some 700 migrants who drowned in a boat that sank off the coast of Libya on April 18 in the worst-ever single migrant disaster. Premier Matteo Renzi has vowed to bring up the bodies and bury them to remind Europe of the Mediterranean migrant emergency. Italy is seeking more aid in migrant rescue efforts as well as more burden sharing on quotas of asylum seekers, moving past the Dublin Regulation that requires would-be refugees to sign on in arrival countries.


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