Italy's coast guard says over 1,300 migrants rescued at sea

June 12, 2016 6:03 AM

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Italy's coast guard says over 1,300 migrants rescued at sea

MILAN Italy's coast guard said on Saturday it had picked up at sea 1,348 migrants in 11 rescue operations between Sicily and North Africa, bringing the total number of people saved over the past three days to more than 3,000.

Two thousand people were rescued on Thursday when the coast guard coordinated operations involving migrants traveling on 15 different boats.

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