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There are fears that more than 100 people, including children, have died after their boat sank in rough seas off southern Italy.

At least 62 migrants are confirmed to have died.

The vessel, which is thought to have been carrying some 200 people, broke apart while trying to land near Crotone yesterday.

People from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Iran were on board.

Bodies were recovered from the beach at a nearby seaside resort in the Calabria region.

There were 12 children among the victims, including a baby.

The coastguard said 80 people had been found alive, “including some who managed to reach the shore after the sinking”, meaning many more remain unaccounted for.

Many of those on board were thought to be from Pakistan.