Migrants rescued after days at sea

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Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015 by The News Editor

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Italian crews have rescued a boat-load of migrants who say they were at sea for 12 days.

The rescue of the 98 passengers – a third of them women and three of them pregnant – was the latest as waves of migrants try to reach Europe aboard smugglers’ boats.

The Italian border patrol police said today its Monte Cimone ship intercepted the 50-metre migrant boat about 200 miles off Sicily. Passengers reported having been at sea for 12 days, the last two adrift and without food or water and with the ship’s hold flooded.

Meanwhile, the EU’s foreign minister Federica Mogherini is due to brief the UN Security Council on the Mediterranean migrant crisis on Monday.

Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015 by The News Editor

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