Death toll in Italy refugee shipwreck rises to 302: Official

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AFP) - The death toll in last week's refugee shipwreck off an Italian island rose to 302 with the recovery of more bodies on Wednesday, officials said, while dozens more are still believed missing.

The victims included 210 men, 83 women and nine children. A total of 155 survivors were saved on the day of the disaster and their boat is estimated to have had around 500 people on board.

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