At least four dead as migrant boat sinks in southern Italy: ANSA

AFP , Thursday 3 Oct 2013

Four migrants have drowned after their boat sunk off the Italian island of Lampedusa, the ANSA news agency reported Thursday citing coast guards.

The accident was the latest in a series of drownings involving migrants near the Italian coast. On Monday, 13 asylum-seekers drowned as they tried to swim ashore after their boat ran aground off the coast of Sicily.

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