'Shots fired' as migrants fled

Migrants who were rescued after their boat sank in the Mediterranean claim they were shot at as they left a Libyan port. Thirty-four people were killed after the boat capsized south of Sicily, the Italian coastguard said.

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'Many survive' Italy migrant capsize

Many of the migrants aboard a boat that capsized off Lampedusa have survived, according to Italy's coast guard.

Spokesman Marco Di Milla says "a good number" of the estimated 200 people have been rescued.

He says the coast guard was able to locate it based on the coordinates of a satellite phone call it made.

Helicopters are reportedly taking the injured to the Sicilian island.


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