The bodies of 8 people were removed from the migrant boat off the Italian island of Lampedusa. It was stated that the immigrants may have died of hunger and cold.
The immigration drama continues in the Central Mediterranean. In Italy, the coast guard ship carried out a rescue operation for the Migrant Boat In The Malta Search And Rescue Zone. While 42 people on the boat were rescued, the dead bodies of 8 people, including 3 women and 5 men, were found. It was reported that the immigrants may have died of hunger and cold. The migrant boat was brought to Lampedusa Island, located between Italy and North Africa, by the coast guard.
Lampedusa Mayor Filippo Mannino said, “I appeal to Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. The government should not leave us alone in managing this great tragedy. Help us, we cannot manage like this.”
One thousand 400 Immigrants lost their lives According to the data of the
Italian Ministry of Interior, 105 thousand 140 immigrants reached Italy by sea in 2022. The United Nations states that approximately 1,400 migrants lost their lives while trying to cross the Central Mediterranean in 2022. Migrants, especially those who set out from Libya and Tunisia, are trying to reach Italy and other parts of Europe via the Mediterranean. Lampedusa Island, the closest land part of Italy to North Africa, is the first stop for immigrants crossing the Mediterranean.