Hundreds of rescued boat migrants arrive in Sicily

September 12, 2016 12:09 PM

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AUGUSTA, Italy Hundreds of migrants arrived safely on the Italian island of Sicily on Monday after being rescued from boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea.

The ship MV Phoenix, which is operated by the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), brought 401 people rescued on Friday to the port of Augusta.

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