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350 people are feared dead in Lampedusa tragedy


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At least 130 died and many more are missing after a boat carrying African migrants sank off the coast of Lampedusa, a southern Italian island, on Thursday. About 150 from nearly 500 passengers have been rescued. According to the UN, most of the asylum seekers were from Eritrea and Somalia. The Italian Minister of the Interior, Angelino Alfano, said boat's motor had stopped working, forcing the passengers to burn a sheet in an attempt to attract rescue. Then the boat caught fire and capsized. http://rt.com/



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