VIDEO: Italy Coastguard Rescues 381 Migrants

Sun May 29, 2016 17:04:32

The Italian navy vessel Vega docked at Reggio Calabria in southern Italy on Sunday, bringing 135 migrants and refugees who were rescued at sea a day earlier, along with 45 bodies.


Italian coast guard and navy ships, aided by Irish and German vessels as well as humanitarian organizations, saved 668 migrants from smugglers’ boats in distress in the Mediterranean off Libya on Saturday, Italian and Irish officials said.

The latest rescue operations bring the week's total of migrants plucked from the sea to a staggering 13,000 people.

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