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Italian ferry boat rescues 17 migrants lost at sea

Raft swept up in storm between Puglia, Greece

23 May, 12:19
Italian ferry boat rescues 17 migrants lost at sea (ANSA) - Brindisi, May 23 - An Italian ferry boat rescued a group of 17 migrants adrift in the Mediterranean between the southern Puglia region and Greece on Thursday. The migrants, said to be mostly from Pakistan, lost control of their raft overnight during a violent storm, said the Greek coastguard, who sent out a distress signal that was picked up by a ferry boat from Grimaldi lines. The passengers were being taken to Italy and were said to be in good condition.

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