BOAT

The wreckage of a boat on which hundreds of migrants died when it capsized and sank off the coast of Libya -- one of the deadliest shipwrecks in recent Mediterranean history -- is going on display at the 58th Venice Biennale. Would you like to see this boat on display?

The fishing vessel sank on April 19, 2015 after colliding with a Portuguese vessel that had come to its aid. Twenty-eight people were rescued. Only 24 bodies were recovered in the area. The Italian Navy estimates 800 people died, many trapped inside behind locked doors. Do you remember hearing of this in 2015?

After the Venice Biennale, the boat will become an open-air museum in Augusta, where Angileri says it will serve as a "garden of memory." Do you think this is a wonderful way to remember the 800 people that died that day?

05/14/2019 News 2342 15 By: m610dsc

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