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At least 40 migrants found dead in boat near Libya

Reports suggest at least 40 migrants have been found dead in the hold of a boat crossing the Mediterranean.

The vessel, said to be carrying around 400 people, was intercepted some 34 kilometres off the coast of Libya.

The Italian navy confirmed the deaths, but has yet to release further details. It is leading a rescue operation, which is believed to have saved many of those on board.

Italian news agency ANSA reports the fatalities were probably due to suffocation.

The news came a day after …
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