At least 94 dead, 250 missing as migrant boat sinks off Italy




 
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October 3rd, 2013  
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Topic: At least 94 dead, 250 missing as migrant boat sinks off Italy


By Wladimir Pantaleone PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - At least 94 people died and up to 250 were missing after a boat packed with African migrants caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday. The disaster occurred when the boat's motor stopped working and the vessel began to take on water, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said. People on board burned a sheet to attract the attention of rescuers, starting a fire on board. ...




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