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Italy holds funeral for 13 migrants recovered from April shipwreck that killed up to 800

  • Ismail Bouchnafa, vice president of the Sicilian Islamic Community, third left, and Archbishop of Catania Salvatore Gristina, second left, attend the funeral of 13 migrants who were among up to 800 people who died in a shipwreck in April in Catania, Sicily, Italy, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The 13 are the first victims of the shipwreck to be recovered by deep-sea operations being carried out by the Italian navy. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi)

    Ismail Bouchnafa, vice president of the Sicilian Islamic Community, third left, and Archbishop of Catania Salvatore Gristina, second left, attend the funeral of 13 migrants who were among up to 800 people who died in a shipwreck in April in Catania, Sicily, Italy, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The 13 are the first victims of the shipwreck to be recovered by deep-sea operations being carried out by the Italian navy. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Archbishop of Catania Salvatore Gristina delivers his speech during the funeral of 13 migrants who were among up to 800 people who died in a shipwreck in April in Catania, Sicily, Italy, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The 13 are the first victims of the shipwreck to be recovered by deep-sea operations being carried out by the Italian navy. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi)

    Archbishop of Catania Salvatore Gristina delivers his speech during the funeral of 13 migrants who were among up to 800 people who died in a shipwreck in April in Catania, Sicily, Italy, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The 13 are the first victims of the shipwreck to be recovered by deep-sea operations being carried out by the Italian navy. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Catania Mayor Enzo Bianco delivers his speech during the funeral of 13 migrants who were among up to 800 people who died in a shipwreck in April in Catania, Sicily, Italy, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The 13 are the first victims of the shipwreck to be recovered by deep-sea operations being carried out by the Italian navy. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi)

    Catania Mayor Enzo Bianco delivers his speech during the funeral of 13 migrants who were among up to 800 people who died in a shipwreck in April in Catania, Sicily, Italy, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The 13 are the first victims of the shipwreck to be recovered by deep-sea operations being carried out by the Italian navy. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi)  (The Associated Press)

Italian officials have held a funeral for 13 migrants who were among up to 800 people who died in a shipwreck in April.

The 13 are the first victims of the shipwreck to be recovered by deep-sea operations being carried out by the Italian navy.

Among those who attended the ceremony on Tuesday in Catania were the mayor of the Sicilian city, Enzo Bianco, and Bouchnafa Ismail, vice president of the Sicilian Islamic Community.

Premier Matteo Renzi has pledged that Italy would do everything possible to try to bring up the bodies. Survivor accounts and undersea examination indicate that hundreds were crammed inside the hold of the smuggler's fishing boat, which capsized when rescuers aboard a nearby container ship approached in waters off Libya on April 18.