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At least 22 Malagasy migrants die trying to reach France's Mayotte

Search and rescue operations continued on Monday after at least 22 people were found drowned, and another 20 were rescued when their boat capsized in the Indian Ocean during an attempted clandestine crossing from Madagascar to the French archipelago of Mayotte, some 400 kilometres further west.

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At least 22 people have died after their boat capsized in the Indian Ocean, while undertaking a perilous, 400-kilometre (250 mile) journey from Madagascar to the French territory of Mayotte, reports BBC News.

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