92 killed as boat carrying asylum-seekers sinks off Italian island

Europe92 killed as boat carrying asylum-seekers sinks off Italian island

LAMPEDUSA: A boat carrying some 500 asylum-seekers caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday that left at least 92 persons dead, the island’s mayor said.

The officials said that more than 150 were rescued while hundreds were still missing.

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