40 People die in shipwreck off Libya coast

August 15, 2015 12:00 PM

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At least 40 migrants died when the vessel carrying them to Italy sank off the Libyan coast, the Italian navy confirmed Saturday.

"#UltimOra #SAR Rescue of a barge by the #Navy ship Cigala Fulgosi is underway. Numerous immigrants saved. At least 40 dead," the navy said in a message posted on Twitter.

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