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78 Dead, Death Toll Rising In Italian Shipwreck Carrying African Migrants

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Officials say the death toll is now 78 in a shipwreck off the shore of Sicily of a boat carrying African migrants.  159 people have been rescued.  The boat is believed to have been carrying some 500 people, meaning 250 people are still unaccounted for.  Stay tuned for WJBF for continuing coverage.

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