Shipwreck off Italian coast kills at least 50 migrants

The shipwreck of a migrant boat in southern Italy.
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At least 50 people died Sunday when a wooden boat carrying migrants wrecked off the coast of southern Italy, officials said.

The boat, which had set sail from Turkey several days ago, was carrying migrants from Afghanistan, Iran, and other Middle Eastern countries. According to the Italian news agency Adnkronos, the ship sank after it crashed "against the rocks due to the rough sea" near a resort town in the Calabria region.

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