“Seventeen migrants die in Mediterranean – Italian navy,” from the BBC:
Seventeen migrants have died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean in a small inflatable boat, according to the Italian navy.
The navy said it had recovered 16 bodies aboard the boat, and one person died after being rescued. More than 70 survivors were also found.
Most of the deaths were reportedly caused by hypothermia or dehydration.
Last month, an Italian mission to rescue migrants was replaced by scaled-back EU coastal patrols…