Britain’s Johnson asks France’s Macron to ‘push forward’ on Brexit

Britain’s Johnson asks France’s Macron to ‘push forward’ on Brexit

MILAN: At least two people died when a boat carrying dozens of migrants sank off the coast of the island of Lampedusa, south of Sicily, Italy’s coast guard said on Monday.

The coast guard said rescue vessels had picked up 22 people from the boat, and search operations for other survivors were underway after an alert was received late on Sunday night that a boat carrying some 50 people was in difficulty.

Vessels from the coast guard and customs police had reached the boat, which overturned in rough seas about six nautical miles from the coast of Lampedusa, the coast guard said in a statement. Two bodies had been recovered, it added.

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