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Migrants arrive in Sicily a day after hundreds drown in dangerous crossing

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 00:50

Scores of migrants arrive in Sicilian port as the flow of people making the crossing continues, despite the risk. Katie Sargent reports.

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Nearly 100 migrants including many women and children arrived early Monday in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo. Local media reported they had been rescued from rickety boats in the Mediterranean. Just a day earlier a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya. It's feared as many as 700 people drowned, making it one of the worst disasters of the migrant crisis. The group that arrived on Monday was not believed to have been involved in the earlier incident. Port authorities said 41 women and children in the group were brought to shore first to get emergency care. They were then taken to shelters in specialized centres. European foreign ministers said they would discuss immigration at a meeting in Luxembourg Monday as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis.

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Migrants arrive in Sicily a day after hundreds drown in dangerous crossing

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 00:50