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Hundreds of African migrants drown trying to reach Europe

More than 200 are feared dead

More than 200 people are feared to have drowned after an overcrowded boat sank off the coast of Libya. Approximately 20 people have been rescued, and 20 bodies recovered out of some 250 passengers. The boat is designed to carry 50. It was following a common route used by illegal African migrants hoping to reach Italy.

BBC

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