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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Bad weather suspends search for migrants

Weather conditions on the Italian island of Lampedusa have forced rescuers to abandon their search. Credit: AP

Rescuers have been forced to abandon their search for victims of yesterday's boat accident on the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Strong winds and high waves means conditions are too dangerous for divers to enter the sea.

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