Italy rescues more than 300 migrants from overloaded boat

Migrants wait to be rescued by Italian coastguard during a search and rescue (SAR) operation off the coast of Lampedusa, January 20, 2022, in this screen grab taken from a video. Video taken January 20, 2022. Italian Coast Guard/Handout via REUTERS

The Italian coastguard rescued 305 migrants who were trying to reach Europe aboard an overloaded boat that ran into difficulty off the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, a statement said on Friday.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Angelo Amante; Editing by Toby Chopra