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Boat with 170 African migrants sinks off Libya

Tripoli, August 23, 2014

A boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk off the Libyan coast, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said on Saturday.

"The coast guards have rescued 17 of the illegal migrants," said Ayoub Qassem, spokesman of the navy. A search for the rest of the passengers was underway, he added.-Reuters




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