Migrants drown as boat capsizes off Italy's Lampedusa

About 10 other people were missing, Luigi Patronaggio, the chief prosecutor of a team leading investigations into the deaths, told Reuters.

The migrants are believed to have started their journey in Tunisia, said Patronaggio, who is working with magistrates based in the Sicilian city of Agrigento.

Coastguard units managed to rescue about 46 other migrants from the 8-meter-long boat after it overturned, and bring them back to Lampedusa, officials said.

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