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36 migrants picked up south of Lampedusa

Taken from struggling dinghy to island

36 migrants picked up south of Lampedusa

(ANSA) - Rome, September 20 - The Italian coast guard on Thursday rescued 36 sub-Saharan migrants from a struggling dinghy about 23 nautical miles south of the 'stepping-stone' island of Lampedusa. Tax police and a navy ship helped in the rescue operation, the coast guard said. The migrants were taken to Lampedusa - closer to Libya than to Sicily - for processing.

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