Migrant crisis

Horrific VIDEO: 300 Migrants Rescued by Norwegian Ship in Wavy Waters

Mon Apr 11, 2016 19:33:15

Video shows a Norwegian rescue boat plucking the first of almost 300 migrants off a migrant ship in the Ionian Sea off Italy.

More than 150 women and children are rescued first, and nearly 145 men after them.

Officials say they come mostly from Somalia, Sudan and Egypt.

They are taken to the port of Taranto in Italy for processing.

The migrants are the latest of more than 16,000 people to cross from North Africa to Italy so far this year.

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