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Italy faces rising migrant landings in Lampedusa

Italy faces rising migrant landings in Lampedusa

Rome, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The island of Lampedusa, Italy's southernmost town, has received about 1,700 migrants in just 24 hours, over 700 of them in the wee hours.

A spokesman for the municipal authorities stated that 13 boats arrived with 470 migrants on board and about 2,000 crowded the small Imbriacola reception center.

Amid this nonstop migrant avalanche, two shipwrecks happened on Wednesday, and even though coast guard managed to save 58 people a young woman died.

The worsening of this situation occurs while a special meeting of the Council of Ministers is scheduled for Thursday afternoon to address this important issue, which will take place in the municipality of Cutro, in the southern region of Calabria.


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