Italy Rescues Nearly 1,000 Migrants; 10 Die

March 4, 2015 2:52 PM

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In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday.

The rescue vessels, including from Italy's coast guard and navy, and three cargo ships, saved 941 people in seven separate operations that began Tuesday, Italy's coast guard said.

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