Scores feared dead and up to 100 missing after boat sinks off Libya's coast

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Libyan coastguard pick up nearly 300 migrants from three boats, including 16 clinging to a sinking dinghy

Survivors from a boat that foundered off Libya’s coast on Tuesday said about 50 people who had embarked with them were feared dead, while the coastguard said the number of missing might be as high as 100.

Libyan coastguard vessels picked up nearly 300 migrants from three boats off the coast of the North African country on Tuesday, but one rubber boat was punctured and the coastguard only found 16 survivors clinging to its wreckage.

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