Forty migrants reported drowned in Mediterranean: Save the Children

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arriving on the Italian island of Sicily on said around forty others travelling with them had died on the journey, a Save the Children spokeswoman said.

Some of the 194 survivors, originally from , Mali, Gambia, Senegal and the Ivory Coast, said the drownings occurred on Sunday when one of the rubber boats the migrants were travelling on exploded or burst the heat of the sun.

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