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Authorities resume search for dead from migrant shipwreck as world mourns tragedy
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, October 4, 2013 6:06 AM EDT
Authorities are contending with choppy waters in the search for dozens of migrants believed to have drowned after their rickety boat caught fire and sank off the coast of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.
Pope Francis said Friday was a "day of tears" and denounced the "savage" system that drives people to leave their homes for a better life, yet doesn't care when they die in the process.
Officials say just 155 people survived of the 450 to 500 believed to have been on board.