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Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat sinks

Dozens of people are feared dead after a boat carrying around 100 Tunisian migrants sank off the coast of Italy.

The alarm was raised when coastguards received a distress call from the boat 12 nautical miles off the Italian island of Lampedusa.

The first people were pulled from the sea early on Friday morning.

But the search continues for at least another 50, who are feared drowned.

The BBC's Catharina Moh reports.

  • 08 Sep 2012