Scores feared drowned in shipwreck off Libya

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Up to 150 people may have drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, the UN refugee agency says.

A further 150 people were rescued from the sea by local fishermen and returned to the coast by Libyan coastguards, Reuters quoted a UNHCR spokesman as saying.

It is not clear if the migrants were on one or two boats that left the Libyan town of al Khoms, some 120km (74.5 miles) east of Tripoli.

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