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    Over 300 feared dead in Lampedusa boat disaster

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    More than 300 people have drowned or are feared dead after a boat packed with African migrants caught fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday. It's one of the worst disasters of Europe's chronic immigration crisis.

    Many of those making the journey are escaping conflict or persecution. Those on board were from Eritrea and Somalia.

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