Italy rescues 910 boat migrants, nearly 600 saved off Libya

March 19, 2016 6:30 PM

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MILAN/TRIPOLI Italy's coast guard said more than 900 migrants were rescued in four separate operations in the Strait of Sicily on Saturday, while Libyan authorities said they had rescued nearly 600 migrants from four boats, one of which sank.

A spokesman for Libyan naval forces, Ayoub Qassem, said the bodies of four dead women had been recovered, and some migrants were still missing.

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