Rescuers take part in an operation off the coast of Sicily
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Mediterranean migrants: Hundreds feared dead after boat capsizes

Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard has said.

The vessel, thought to be just 20m (70ft) long, capsized in Libyan waters south of the Italian island of Lampedusa.

James Reynolds reports from Sicily.

  • 19 Apr 2015
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