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In this video grab released by the Italian Coast Guards (Guardia Costiera) on April 19, 2015 an helicopter and a ship take part in a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily following a shipwreck last night. Rescuers at the scene of a Mediterranean shipwreck feared to have claimed 700 lives are searching for survivors amongst corpses floating in the water, Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. Italy's coastguard said 28 people were known so far to have survived the overnight capsize of a packed fishing boat that was attempting to smuggle hundreds of migrants from Libya to Italy. The coastguard said 24 bodies had been recovered so far.
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In this video grab released by the Italian Coast Guards (Guardia Costiera) on April 19, 2015 an helicopter and a ship take part in a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily following a shipwreck last night. Rescuers at the scene of a Mediterranean shipwreck feared to have claimed 700 lives are searching for survivors amongst corpses floating in the water, Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. Italy's coastguard said 28 people were known so far to have survived the overnight capsize of a packed fishing boat that was attempting to smuggle hundreds of migrants from Libya to Italy. The coastguard said 24 bodies had been recovered so far.
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