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Bad weather yet again end search for bodies in boat

AFP and AP, LAMPEDUSA, Italy

In Lampedusa, the bodies were being kept in a hangar at the local airport because there was no more room in the morgue and not enough coffins on the island, which has a population of about 6,000 people.

Among the survivors were 40 unaccompanied minors aged between 14 and 17 and six women, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said in a statement.

They were housed in a badly overcrowded 250-bed refugee center that is now overflowing with about 1,000 people.

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