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Migrant boat sinks near Libya; 14 dead

Posted: May 13, 2014 at 5:21 a.m.

ROME — A boat crowded with migrants sank Monday in the Mediterranean just beyond Libya’s territorial waters, leaving at least 14 people dead, said the Italian navy, which helped rescue more than 200 survivors. A tugboat that was traveling between oil platforms in the area spotted the vessel in difficulty and was the first to the rescue when the migrant boat overturned and then sank, said a navy spokesman, Capt. Marco Maccaroni.

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