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Shipwreck off Libyan coast leaves 74 migrants dead

Tripoli: A devastating shipwreck off the coast of Libyan coast of Khoms killed at least 74 migrants, the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday.

According to the IOM, the dingy was carrying some 120 people when it overturned leading to the tragedy, Al Jazeera reported.

Some 47 people were rescued by the Libyan coastguard and fisherman, the IOM said. This is at least the eighth shipwreck that occurred in the Central Mediterranean since October 1.

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