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Twenty-two migrants have been killed when a boat carrying 47 people sank off the coast of Madagascar on its way to France.
Twenty-three people were saved, while a search for two still missing is under way.
This is according to the Madagascar maritime agency.
The agency says most of those who were rescued had fled to avoid being arrested.
The boat capsized in the seas off Ankazomborona in the north of the African nation.
“Forty-seven people had clandestinely taken a boat headed to (the French territory of) Mayotte, but that sank. Twenty-three of the passengers were able to be saved. Twenty-two bodies were found,” the Madagascar Maritime Authority.
“Twenty-three of the passengers were able to be saved. Twenty-two bodies were found,” it added.
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