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Somali Migrants Drown Trying to Cross to Italy

Many people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 400 mainly Somali migrants capsized in the Mediterranean off the coast of Egypt. A senior Somali diplomat in Egypt confirmed the reports, after social media posts from some of the migrants' families were shared widely on Sunday. Vincent Makori talks to reporter Antonella Sferrazza in Palermo Italy about the developing crisis.