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'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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Footage appears to show boat upside down in water

Italian broadcaster RAI has shown footage purporting to show the rescue operation underway off the coast of Sicily.

What appears to be the hull of a boat is visible under the green and red vessel.

Italian TV footage purporting to show the rescue operation. The text reads: 'Another shipwreck' Credit: RAI

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