Italian coast guard rescues over 100 migrants

The migrants had been travelling on different boats, at least one of which had almost sunk.

Using an inflatable mattress the coast guard winched the migrants from the shore to their rescue vessel, in a difficult manoeuvre made worse by rough seas. 49 women were part of the group and 20 minors.

The group was taken to the island of Lampedusa where they will be held in a holding centre.

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