Sunday

11th Dec 2016

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Hundreds feared drowned in Egypt capsize

Hundreds of EU-bound African and Syrian migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Egypt. The BBC said rescuers had found 163 survivors and recovered 42 bodies, but as many as 600 were said to have been aboard the boat when it capsized near the coastal town of Rosetta. The victims were one child, 10 women and 31 young men.

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