Lampedusa death toll rises

Authorities say a further 38 bodies have been recovered following the Lampedusa boat tragedy, taking the death toll to 232. A boat carrying migrants sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa last week.

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Death toll rises to 62 after migrant boat sinking

Migrants have died after their boat set fire and sank off the coast of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa (A). Credit: Google Maps

The Italian Transport Minister has told news agency Reuters the death toll following the sinking of a migrant boat off the coast of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa has risen to 62.

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