Two-year-old girl dies in Lampedusa shipwreck

Migrant shipwreck off Libya coast.

 ROME – A boat transporting 50 migrants onboard sank ten miles south of Lampedusa, with 43 people currently rescued, and one two-year-old girl found dead, emergency services reported. Two emergency life support ships embarked, rescuing some of the shipwrecked migrants, many of the women pregnant and many others sick with dehydration or scabies. 

 The life support emergency NGO boats were authorised to search and rescue the migrants in the Mediterranean, as announced by Italian authorities. The boats were directed towards Libya and then to return to port Livorno departing out of the Strait of Sicily, a long journey to the sunken ships.  

 At 5 in the morning on Wednesday, 70 migrants were rescued by the Italian ships in the area of Libya. The migrants were coming from Somalia, Egypt, the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mali, and Burkina Faso. 

 At 8:48 a.m., emergency services were assigned port Livorno as a safe place for the rescues to disembark. At 10:48 a.m., the found persons entered the port and were further taken care of, either in outpatient hospitals or by emergency caretakers. There are reportedly close to 10 missing people from the recently wrecked ship, and patrol boats have been deployed to search for them.