Italy rescues more than 4,000 migrants

Jun 02, 2015 675

Italy's coast guard said it coordinated the rescue of more than 4,200 migrants off Libya's coast while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since Friday. In some of the most intense Mediterranean migrant traffic of the year, a total of 4,243 people were saved from fishing boats and motorized rubber dighies.

The 22 operations took place Friday and involved ships from a host of European nations including Italy, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Britain. Rescued migrants were taken to southern Italian harbors, including Sicily.

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