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European Migrant Crisis: Italy Navy Rescues 50 from Dinghy

Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian Navy vessel 'Chimera' in the harbor of Salerno, Italy, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Italy pressed the European Union on Wednesday to devise concrete, robust steps to stop the deadly tide of migrants on smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean, including setting up refugee camps in countries bordering Libya. Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti also said human traffickers must be targeted with military intervention. (AP Photo/Francesco Pecoraro)
Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian Navy vessel ‘Chimera’ in the harbor of Salerno, Italy, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Francesco Pecoraro)

(BBC) – Italy’s navy says it has rescued 52 migrants from a sinking rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean, but about 50 others are missing.

A warship was able to pick up about half of those on board. Another two people were rescued after being spotted clinging to a floating barrel.

Meanwhile, migrants continue to arrive on the Greek island of Kos, where tensions are growing over the influx.

The European Commission has called the situation “beyond urgent”.

A spokeswoman said that a “collective European response” was required to deal with the hundreds of thousands of people trying to reach European shores.

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