400 Migrants Rescued

“More than 400 migrants saved in Channel of Sicily,” from ANSAmed:

More than 400 migrants trying to reach Europe from North Africa were saved in the Channel of Sicily during the night between Monday and Tuesday in four separate rescue operations.

One boat was a motorized rubber dingy with 80 people on board, stranded in Libyan waters. Italian port authorities ordered a merchant ship in the area to take the passengers aboard and ferry them to Pozzallo, a town on the southern tip of Sicily. In the waters between Malta and Lampedusa – an area where over 200 people are feared to have died when a migrant boat capsized on Friday – the Italian coast guard and navy assisted a second boat with nearly 250 Eritrean passengers…

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