2 boats carrying 400 people in Mediterranean send distress calls

April 20, 2015 1:27 PM

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Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Italian and Maltese ships are responding to two migrant emergencies near the Libyan coast.

Renzi told a joint press conference with Malta President Joseph Muscat on Monday that ships from the two countries were responding to distress calls from an inflatable life-raft near the Libyan coast with 100 to 150 aboard and to another boat with 300 people on board.

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