Six migrants reported lifeless at sea in central Mediterranean

MILAN — Migrants picked up at sea by a mercantile ship and dropped at Italy by the coast guard have reported that six individuals died of thirst through the voyage, the U.N. refugee company stated Monday.

The Italian Coast Guard stated it transported 26 migrants to the Sicilian port of Pozzallo who have been amongst 28 individuals, principally Syrians and Afghans, rescued in current days from a small boat in misery off the coast of Libya by a mercantile ship flying the Liberian flag. A toddler with dehydration and his mom have been transported to the Maltese capital of Valletta by helicopter from ship.