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Hundreds feared lost as migrant boat capsizes off Libyan coast
Hundreds feared lost as migrant boat capsizes off Libyan coast

Hundreds of people were feared lost in the Mediterranean on Sunday after a boat carrying migrants toward Europe capsized off the Libyan coast, authorities said, marking what appeared to be the latest in a series of mass drownings.  More than 700 passengers may have been on board, officials said, raising fears that the disaster could be the deadliest to date amid soaring numbers of fatalities on the hazardous migrant route from North Africa to Europe. As of Sunday afternoon, no more than 50 survivors had been found alive as search and rescue vessels and aircraft combed the area, officials said. Initial reports said that rescuers had recovered 24 bodies . “They are literally...

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