Searches are continuing for hundreds of passengers off the coast of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa after a boat carrying migrants sank this morning.
Sixty-two bodies have been found and so far 141 people have been rescued, but the boat is believed to have been carrying as many as 500 people.
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