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121 migrants saved off Italian coast

Egyptian on board calls for help with sat phone

02 December, 14:08
121 migrants saved off Italian coast (updates previous) (ANSA) - Rome, December 2 - The Italian coast guard on Monday said all 121 migrants have been saved from a boat adrift off the southeast coast of Italy. The passengers, said to be in good condition, were transferred onto two rescue boats en route to the Italian mainland. Rescuers were alerted to the emergency Sunday when an Egyptian immigrant aboard made a distress call using a satellite phone. Authorities could not intervene until Monday due to poor weather conditions.