Migrants risk perilous trek across freezing Alps as Italy calls for more security measures

Migrants risk perilous trek across freezing Alps as Italy calls for more security measures
 

They have been dressed ill-equipped for the blizzard ordeal with some wearing thin canvas plimsolls – others even barefooted – for the seven-mile trek of altitudes up to 4,800ft. 
Groups included women and children where journeys from Italy lasting 36 hours have been made harder by what forecasters describe as the kind of snowfall seen only “once every 30 years”. 
Up to a dozen have reached France by crossing the mountain range each day but rescuers expect to find bodies of African migrants when snows melt in the spring. 
Attempts by road have been foiled.  
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12 January 2018 in World News, Views: 52
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