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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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Divers resume search for bodies around Lampedusa

Divers are resuming their search for bodies from the boat that sank of the Italian island of Lampedusa last Thursday.

The coffins of the victims are seen in hangar of the Lampedusa airport. Credit: Reuters

Financial police Major Leonardo Ricci said divers would begin to search again today, "as long as the sea is calm and there is light."

The search has been suspended for the past two days due to rough seas.

As many as 250 remain missing. There are 155 survivors and 111 bodies recovered, so far.

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