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ROME, Oct 3 (Reuters) - At least 10 bodies were recovered and more were feared dead after a migrant boat caught fire and sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, leaving more than a hundred people in the water, officials said.
Coast guard official Floriana Segreto said he could confirm that 10 people had been killed and that rescue operations were continuing. Four coast guard and police vessels and two helicopters were in the area.
A fishing boat pulled around 60 people out of the water at around 7:20 a.m. (0520 GMT) and raised the alarm.
Those rescued came from sub-Saharan Africa, the mayor of Lampedusa said. The boat sank just four days after 13 migrants drowned when their boat foundered off eastern Sicily. (Reporting by Massimiliano Di Giorgio; Editing by John Stonestreet and Elizabeth Piper)