According to AFP, officials in Italy and Malta said that waves of refugees arrived on the Italian and the Maltese shores.

The national authorities found four boats carrying a total of 342 migrants. Three of the boats with 260 people were intercepted by the Italian coast guards and taken to an immigration facility on the small island of Lampedusa. Moreover, the Maltese armed forces rescued 82 migrants, 68 nautical miles south of the EU Member State. The migrants, who said they were from So...

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