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Death Toll From African Migrant Boat Nearly 300

The death toll from last week's migrant ship accident near the Italian island of Lampedusa has risen to nearly 300. Italian officials announced the new toll Wednesday as divers continue to recover bodies at the site of the sunken vessel. Witnesses said as many as 500 East African migrants were on board the crowded ship when capsized and sank. Only 155 people were rescued. On Wednesday, the European Union pledged to give Italy an additional $40 million to deal with its refugee ...

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