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German aid group releases video of migrant raft in distress

MILAN (AP) — The German aid group Sea-Watch has released video from its aircraft showing a sinking raft packed with dozens migrants off Libya with some people scattered in the sea. Sea-Watch said Thursday that its aircraft immediately tried to contact an Italian naval ship about 30 miles (48 kilometers) away to come to rescue, receiving a response only after Italy sent a Mayday Relay message that the Libyan coast guard was on its way. Sea-Watch said both the people in the water and those on board the sinking raft were picked up by the Libyans.

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