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Ten African migrants drown off Italy’s coast, 48 rescued

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ten illegal African migrants have drowned off the Italian island of Lampedusa and 48 others have been rescued by Italian coast guards, local media report.

The migrants, most of them from African countries south of Sahara sent a SOS message via a cell phone when their boat that sailed from Libya began to sink.

The rescued migrants were delivered to a temporary detention center on Sicily.
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(TASS),VOR.

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