Muslim migrants throw 12 Christian migrants overboard after brawl


Italian police have arrested 15 migrants for allegedly throwing others overboard following a shipwreck in the Mediterranean.

The Italian coast guard has said migrants have been arriving at an unprecedented rate since Friday, with 10,000 pulled from rickety vessels at sea and another 400 people drowned off Libya.

Police say the African Muslim migrants were held after witnesses said they had thrown 12 Christian passengers into the sea after a brawl on a boat heading to Italy.

One of the thousands of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean in recent days has told Sky News of his relief at finally reaching Europe after months of travel.

“It’s like jumping from fire onto beautiful dry land,” Ebrima Jaiteh said after landing in the Sicilian port of Trapani.

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