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64 feared dead after smuggling boat sinks in Mediterranean

ANI  |  Rome [Italy] 

Among the migrants was a mother of a three-year-old who clung to her as she drowned, said on Monday.

A said that 86 people were rescued from the boat by the after it started sinking on Saturday morning.

of the on Monday said that 150 plus people were aboard the boat when it set out from a

He claimed that the dinghy was packed and made of

reported saying that some eight hours into the crossing, "water started pouring in, panic ensued, the migrants all moved to one side, and the boat lost its balance and was deflating.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 04:57 IST