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Dozens of migrants feared dead in shipwreck off Libya

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Up to 30 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast while some 50 were rescued by EU vessels from the sea, the BBC reports.

Ships from an EU task force and Italy’s coast guard raced to the scene 65km off the coast as survivors clung to the hull or swam.

The alert had been raised by a Luxembourg reconnaissance plane which saw the capsized boat.

The Italian navy rescued 562 migrants from a capsized boat on Wednesday.

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