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Several Refugees Die on Boat Crossing to Italy.

Brindisi, Muharram 1, 1433, Nov 26, 2011, SPA -- Several passengers died on board a boat carrying refugees from northern Africa that reached the southern Italian coast on Saturday, Italian news agency (Ansa) reported.

Rescue workers found at least three bodies in the boat that arrived at the southern Italian city of Brindisi, while witnesses spoke of about ten fatalities, according to Ansa.

Around 60 people were thought to have been on board the sailing boat. Several refugees were reportedly rescued from the rough waters, dpa reported.

--SPA 23:38 LOCAL TIME 20:38 GMT

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