100 children among migrants rescued in two boats south of Sicily

Rescue operation temporarily suspended due to weather, continued this morning

Photo: ANSA
Photo: ANSA

Italian Navy vessels assisted in the rescue of migrants aboard two wooden boats yesterday. Inclement weather halted the operation until this morning.

About 100 children were aboard the two boats, one of which was being towed by the other. An Italian helicopter spotted the boats and with the assistance of some merchant vessels in the area, the migrants were transferred onto two patrol ships.

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