Seven migrants and asylum seekers have died, suffering from severe hypothermia, in a packed wooden boat off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa.
PM Mario Draghi wanted to propose at May 24 summit that EU make a deal with Libya to offer financial aid in exchange for hosting refugees, local media had reported.
The woman was staying at a migrant holding centre designed to hold about 100 people but in recent days has been home to nearly 10 times as many due to a pickup in arrivals.
More than 500 rescued migrants are stuck in the Mediterranean on two NGO boats as Italy and Malta continue to deny them access to their ports.
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