Italian Holding Center is Overwhelmed

“Weekend migrant wave overwhelms Italian holding center,” from United Press International:

A wave of migrants saved from troubled boats in the Mediterranean on the weekend swamped a holding center on the island of Lampedusa, Italian officials said.

Overnight, 413 migrants were plucked from three boats in separate rescues, ANSA reported Monday.

The Italian coast guard evacuated some 215 immigrants from a boat taking on water. They were taken to Lampedusa, where 250 more migrants were being housed after their rescue Saturday night from three other boats…

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