30 corpses were found on a boat packed with migrants off the coast of Sicily, Italy´s navy said on Monday.
The navy rescued thousands of people trying to cross from North Africa over the weekend. The migrant boat carried nearly 600 people.
The dead are thought to have either suffocated on the overcrowded fishing vessel or drowned. It is estimated that about 60,000 people have made their way to Italy since the beginning of the year.