Malta rescues 85 migrants from sinking vessel
11 May 2019 | 8:41 pm
A total of 85 migrants were rescued from the sinking wooden boat off the coast of Malta. The Mediterranean island has been allowing more migrants on its shores in response to pressure from Italy.
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More than 40 people have been killed after a migrant vessel sank, survivors of the shipwreck told Italian media.
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