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At least 94 dead in migrant shipwreck off Italy

Firefighters unload the body of a drowned migrant from a Coast Guard boat in the port of Lampedusa, Sicily, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Tens of people died when a ship carrying African migrants toward Italy caught fire and sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said Thursday.
Firefighters unload the body of a drowned migrant from a Coast Guard boat in the port of Lampedusa, Sicily, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Tens of people died when a ship carrying African migrants toward Italy caught fire and sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said Thursday.
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ROME — An Italian official says 94 bodies have been found in the migrant shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa but more than 200 people are still unaccounted for.

Pietro Bartolo, the top health official on Lampedusa, said Thursday he expected the toll to rise as search operations continue. He spoke to Sky TG24.

The Italian coast guard says the ship that was trying to smuggle Africans into Europe caught fire as the migrants neared Lampedusa and capsized, spilling hundreds of passengers into the sea. Some 150 people have been rescued.

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