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Around 50 dead in new migrant-boat disaster

Dozen children reportedly among victims

11 October, 20:57
Around 50 dead in new migrant-boat disaster

(ANSA) - Rome, October 11 - Some 50 people are dead after a new migrant-boat disaster in the Channel of Sicily on Friday, ANSA sources said. A dozen children are reportedly among the victims.

The wreck comes just eight days after a migrant-boat disaster near the Sicilian island of Lampedusa in which as many as 363 people, mostly Eritrean and Somali, may have died.

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