Hopes fading in search for migrant boat capsized off Libyan coast

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    Hopes are fading in the search for survivors of a migrant boat carrying 130 people that capsized off the coast of Libya. FRANCE 24’s Emmanuelle Chaze is aboard the Ocean Viking, one of the rescue vessels and merchant ships involved in the search.

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