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At least 20 dead as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia: Official

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At least 20 migrants from Africa died when their boat sank off Tunisia on Thursday as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lampedusa, a
Tunisian security official told Reuters.

He said the coastguard rescued five people, and they weresearching for about 20 others who were on board the boat, which contained about 45 people.