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    Lampadusa migrant boat death toll reaches 311

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    The official death toll for the Lampadusa migrant boat tragedy has now reached 311.

    Italian divers now say they have finished searching the wreckage of the boat, however the coast guard says the hunt for victims from the sinking will continue.

    On Thursday nine bodies were recovered. It has now been a week since the boat, heavily laden with migrants heading for Europe caught fire and sank.