Italy rescues almost 1000 migrants near Libya in Mediterranean

March 4, 2015 2:29 PM

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Italy rescues almost 1000 migrants near Libya in Mediterranean

ROME -- In the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean, Italy's Coast Guard said Wednesday that it had managed to save 121 migrants from an overturned vessel in the Strait of Sicily, but 10 corpses were also pulled out of the sea.

The Coast Guard said during the past 24 hours it rescued a total of 941 migrants in seven separate rescue operations, in an area of the Mediterranean about 50 miles north of the Libyan coast.

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