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Some 500 saved from capsized boat, seven known drowned, more lost at sea unaccounted for

Imagine the horror.
A boat with about 600 migrants aboard capsized 18 miles off the coast of Libya. More than 500 immigrants were saved but already seven deaths have been ascertained and more are feared drowned. The immigrants had made a satellite telephone call for help and the Italian ships Bettica and Bergamini arrived. The boat had capsized because it was overcrowded and so unstable in the water.
Yesterday 3,000 immigrants were rescued from the sea on 23 separate imcrafts. Today the Italian Navy ship Dattilo is in the port of Palermo bringing to land 1,053
African migrants, among them 260 unaccompanied minors.
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