88 more migrants rescued
A group of 88 migrants was rescued by the AFM today and brought to Malta this evening on a patrol boat.
That raises to 276 the number of migrant arrivals in two days, with two groups having arrived yesterday. Most of the migrants are Somali.
Today's group was on a dinghy which was reported to the authorities by a French vessel. The dinghy was 65 miles off Malta. Those on board include 25 women, of whom three are pregnant.
76 migrants also arrived today on a fishing boat in Ragusa Italy, They claimed to be Egyptian.