Italy to hold state funeral for refugee shipwreck victims

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AFP) - Italy will hold a state funeral for the victims of last week's shipwreck tragedy off Lampedusa, Prime Minister Enrico Letta said on Wednesday during a visit to the island where over 300 African migrants are feared to have died.

"There will be a state funeral for the victims," Mr Letta said at a press conference.