Around 20 migrants reported dead off Malta

January 22, 2015 9:14 AM

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ROME (Reuters) - Maltese patrol boats picked up a migrant dinghy with 80 people aboard but 20 others were reported to have died during the voyage, the Times of Malta said on Thursday.

Along with southern Italy, Malta is one of the main points of arrival for migrants attempting the crossing from North Africa into Europe.

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