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Boat sinks off Libya, killing at least 31


At least 31 migrants have died after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya on Saturday, APA reports quoting BBC.


They had been trying to cross the Mediterranean along with another boat. Children were among the dead.


Some 60 people were rescued from the water and 140 picked up from the second boat.


Mild weather conditions and calm seas has led to a rise in the number of migrants leaving Libya for Europe in recent days.


Some 250 people were rescued by the Libyan coastguard on Thursday.


And Italy's coastguard said on Tuesday it had rescued 1,100 people.

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