One boat migrant found dead in Mediterranean, 354 rescued

August 17, 2015 3:08 PM

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ROME Rescuers found one migrant dead and saved 354 on a fishing boat in rough seas near the southwestern shore of Italy, the coast guard said on Monday.

The body was found on Sunday night, adding to the weekend's Mediterranean death toll after 49 people were found dead, probably from suffocation, on an overcrowded fishing boat.

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