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Almost 100 migrants rescued off Calabria

Boat got into difficulty due to rough seas

25 March, 12:43
Almost 100 migrants rescued off Calabria (ANSA) - Reggio Calabria, March 25 - A boat carrying 98 migrants, including 10 women and one minor, was rescued by the Italian coast guard early Tuesday in rough seas. One military and two coast guard vessels were deployed in the operation off Italy's southern Calabria region, where force-5 winds threatened to sink the migrants' boat. The migrants, thought to be of various nationalities, were transferred to one of the coast guard ships and taken to Roccella Jonica on Calabria's Ionian coast.