Illegal immigration from Africa to Europe
The Italian Coast Guard states that at least 17 people have died and 4,200 have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea attempting to travel to Europe in the past 24 hours. Ships from nations including Italy, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom have been involved in rescue efforts.
More than 4,200 migrants trying to reach Europe are rescued from boats in the Mediterranean in last 24 hours.
- AFP/Reuters via ABC Online