Six migrants drown, at least 100 others rescued off Sicily
ROME (AFP) - The Italian coastguard found on Saturday the bodies of six migrants dead on a tourist beach in Sicily while more than 100 others, thought to be Syrians, were rescued, officials said.
"The bodies were reported by employees of a beach resort" near the island's second largest city Catania at dawn, a port official said.
Investigators said the boat was carrying around 120 people including women and small children.
"We are transferring the other passengers from the little fishing boat they were in. We assume they are all Syrians," he said, adding that they included women and small children. He did not know where they had set sail from.