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Sunday 25 September 2016

41 feared dead in shipwreck

The International Organisation for Migrants says 41 migrants are feared drowned in a new Mediterranean shipwreck.

The IOM aid agency, based in Geneva, said that four migrants reported the tragedy in recent days after arriving in the Italian port of Trapani. They were among 580 migrants brought to the port.

The migrants were found floating in the sea by a helicopter and were rescued by the Italian Naval ship Foscari. They had left Tripoli in Libya on Saturday and stayed adrift for four days.

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