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Italian coast guard rescues 143 migrants from capsized boat


November 24, 2019

ROME (AP) — A crowded boat filled with migrants capsized in wind-whipped seas near a small Mediterranean island Saturday, sending them tumbling into the water, said the Italian coast guard, which pulled 143 of them from the water. There were fears two people were missing.

The coast guard said the rescue by four of its motorboats took place near Lampedusa, an Italian island south of Sicily, and that those plucked to safety were brought to port.

But at portside, two of those rescued, a Libyan and a Ethiopian, told authorities that their wives weren't among them, prompting fears the two wome...

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