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Dozens of African migrants drown near Libyan coast

  • An estimated 40 migrants drowned when their boat sank near the Libyan coast, reports say. Over 120 African migrants were cramped in the boat when it started sinking, according to survivors. About 90 have been rescued and reached Italy.

    Some 60,000 people have attempted the journey across the Mediterranean to Europe so far in 2015. Of these, over 1,800 migrants have perished at sea, a dramatic increase in the death toll from the same period last year.

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