Two boats capsized overnight in rough seas south of a small Italian island. In a statement, the Coast Guard cited some survivors, who indicated that about 30 migrants were missing.
The Italian Coast Guard rescued 57 migrants, and recovered two bodies, from two boats that capsized overnight in rough seas south of a small Italian island.
In a statement, the Coast Guard quoted the survivors, who indicated that about 30 migrants were missing.
Meanwhile, 20 migrants from a third shipwreck, trapped on the rocks of a high reef, have been rescued, thanks to the work of two alpine rescue experts.
The boat had crashed into the craggy outcropping to the west of the island lighthouse.
The two boats that capsized in the open sea are believed to have left Tunisia on Thursday.
The **Central Mediterranean crossing from North Africa to Europe is the deadliest in the world.**More than 1,800 people have died trying so far this year, almost 900 more than last year.
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