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Boat carrying lots of of migrants towed to security by Italian Coast Guard

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A ship carrying lots of of migrants was towed to security within the Sicilian port of Catania on Wednesday by the Italian Coast Guard.

The roughly 700 individuals on board cheered as their rusty previous boat arrived on the quayside after they obtained caught at sea when their gas ran out.

The UN’s Worldwide Group for Migration stated that the primary three months of this 12 months have seen probably the most recognized deaths of migrants crossing the central Mediterranean in smugglers’ boats in six years.

The company documented 441 migrant deaths alongside the harmful sea route between northern Africa and the southern shores of Europe.

It stated on Wednesday that “delays in state-led rescues” or no assist in any respect had been contributing to many of those deaths.

Italy’s right-wing authorities on Tuesday declared a six-month nationwide state of emergency to assist it deal with the surge in migrants arriving on its coast.

The Inside Ministry stated that, for the reason that begin of this 12 months, some 31,000 migrants have both been rescued by Italian army boats or charity ships or reached Italy with out help.

That is almost 4 occasions greater than the roughly 8,000 individuals for a similar interval in every of the 2 earlier years.