Coastguard rescues 90 migrants in Sicilian Channel

95 more reported to be on second boat heading for Italy

(ANSA) - Rome, March 19 - Ninety migrants attempting the dangerous sea crossing to Italy from north Africa were rescued on Monday night in an operation coordinated by the Italian coastguard. The migrants were intercepted in the Sicilian Channel after running into difficulty.
    They were picked up by a motor vessel which could now be sent to rescue a further 95 migrants reported to be on a second boat heading to Italy from Libya, the coastguard said.


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