Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Migrants Rescued To Italian Ports From Mediterranean

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Some migrants have been rescued to two Italians ports on Saturday after their overcrowded boats encountered some problems mid-sea in the Mediterranean, reports said the migrants were upto 1,000.


A shipwreck saw the 74th causality with the body of a female child between the age of five and six nearly two weeks ago according to news agency, AGI.

The right-wing government led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has come under criticism concerning the February 26th shipwreck that happened off the shore of Calabria for its failure to save the boat in time.

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The coastguard, which did not respond to requests for more information, signaled on Friday a large rescue operation under way after three boats were spotted drifting off Italy’s coasts. One was south of the Calabrian city of Crotone and two further south off Roccella Ionica.

Coastguard videos published late Friday showed a large fishing boat pitching back and forth in rough seas with dozens of people visible on the deck and a tugboat seen towing the boat.

Those 487 migrants onboard were safely brought to the port of Crotone early Saturday morning, according to various new reports.

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The recent shipwreck has put the government on the defensive. On Thursday, Meloni held a cabinet meeting at Cutro, near the disaster site, and announced a new decree that included stiffer prison sentences for human traffickers, but no new measures to help save lives.

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The interior ministry says more than 17,500 people have arrived by sea so far this year — almost three times the number for the same period last year.



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