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Malta: President pays her respects to the victims of Med boat disaster01:21

Malta: President pays her respects to the victims of Med boat disaster

Malta, Msida
April 21, 2015 at 07:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Malta's President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca paid her respects to the victims of Sunday's Mediterranean boat disaster at Mater Dei Hospital, Tuesday, where the 24 recovered corpses are currently waiting to be buried.

The president laid down flowers at the corpses and talked to the families of the deceased. After finishing the autopsy, the doctors will try and find out about the religion of the victims in order to bury them properly.

An unofficial boat with 900 people aboard capsized in the waters north of Libya in the night between Sunday and Monday. It is likely the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant tragedy, with a total death toll of at least 800 according to UNHCR. More than 1,000 people have drowned so far this year trying to cross from Northern Africa into Europe.

Malta: President pays her respects to the victims of Med boat disaster01:21
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Malta's President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca paid her respects to the victims of Sunday's Mediterranean boat disaster at Mater Dei Hospital, Tuesday, where the 24 recovered corpses are currently waiting to be buried.

The president laid down flowers at the corpses and talked to the families of the deceased. After finishing the autopsy, the doctors will try and find out about the religion of the victims in order to bury them properly.

An unofficial boat with 900 people aboard capsized in the waters north of Libya in the night between Sunday and Monday. It is likely the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant tragedy, with a total death toll of at least 800 according to UNHCR. More than 1,000 people have drowned so far this year trying to cross from Northern Africa into Europe.

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