It is reported by Tgcom24.

According to the TV channel, another 43 refugees in distress were rescued by a patrol boat.

Local fishermen also took two more people aboard their boat.

It is noted that the rescued migrants were safely taken to Lampedusa, some of them are now in a local hospital.

Earlier, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni appealed to the EU to help stem the flow of illegal migrants arriving in Italy from Africa by sea.

In August, four people died in a boat crash in Greece.