More than 500 Migrants Landed off Italian Coast

“Hundreds of migrants rescued off Italy coast,” from the Sun Daily:

More than 500 boat people have been rescued or landed off the southern coast of Italy since Friday afternoon, officials said.

The Italian coastguard scrambled overnight to rescue passengers in peril aboard four boats off the Sicilian coast, they said Saturday.

A total of 466 migrants were plucked to safety, including women and children, from a trawler boat that was adrift and a large dinghy that was sinking.

In addition, another 118 people landed on the island of Lampedusa, Italy’s southernmost point and a major gateway for economic migrants and refugees entering the European Union…

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