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    Day of mourning in Italy for migrant shipwreck victims

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Italian rescue divers continue the search for bodies of African migrants off the coast of Lampedusa. Latest reports suggest at least 130 people died after their vessel capsized around a kilometre from land. According to a survivor around 500 people were on board at the time.

    Rescue efforts were hampered by the fuel leaking from the boat, as one fisherman on the scene explained: