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362 Bangladeshis arrive in Italy coast

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Published: 15:05, 11 July 2020   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020
362 Bangladeshis arrive in Italy coast

Over 500 fortune seekers including 362 Bangladeshis arrived on Lampedusa in last two days, International Organization for Migration said.

The UN's migration agency said, nine boats carrying 116 passengers arrived in Lampedusa from Tunisia on Thursday.

The next day, seven more boats from Tunisia and two large boats from Libya arrived in the coast. 434 migrants were on the boats. Most of those on the boats from Libya - 95 people on one and 267 on the other - hail from Bangladesh.

However, no comments from Italian coast guards were found immediately.

IOM spokesperson Flavio Di Giacomo said, The arrivals are increasing compared to last year, but still low compared to two years ago, not to mention three or four years ago.