Human traffickers stopped rescue after sinking disaster: survivors

Migrants are seen during a rescue operation by Italian Navy vessels off the coast of SicilyMuaz Mahmud, 25, from Oromia in Ethiopia, managed to escape the packed vessel as it was sinking and clambered onto a nearby boat. While the handful of survivors recounted their tales of horror, families of those still missing, many of whom were believed to be from Somalia, described how their relatives had hoped to reach Europe and escape poverty. In Somalia's bombed-out capital, the parents of Mohamed Farah, 25, are still awaiting word of his fate.

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