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Migrants drown off North African coast after boat sinks

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Migrants drown off North African coast after boat sinks

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At least ten North African migrants are dead and up to 35 missing after a boat sank around 50km off the Libyan coast.

The Italian authorities have sent boats to the scene but it is feared the missing people have drowned.

Fifty five of the migrants were rescued by a merchant vessel after it was alerted by the Italian coastguard.