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Migrant boat sinks off Sicily, hundreds in sea, some dead

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PALERMO, Sicily - A boat carrying around 250 migrants capsized between Sicily and Tunisia on Friday, leaving hundreds in the sea and some dead, the Italian navy said.

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The incident came just over a week after at least 319 people drowned when a boat carrying Eritrean and Somali migrants sank near the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.

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